What should I do if I can’t make my vaccination appointment?
More and more people are being called by the Health Service every day to get their first or second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. But, what happens if you can’t make your appointment due to unforeseen circumstances, or maybe because you are going on holiday, or are in quarantine after having been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
Well, the message from the Ministry of Health is ‘Don’t panic’. In these cases, you only have to call 012, or the landline that corresponds to you by island and age group, as soon as you possibly can to change your inoculation date with a margin of up to 15 days.
In addition, those who have already had their first dose will know approximately when the second one is due, because the day and time are confirmed at the same time of vaccination, so they can also arrange a modification if necessary 'in situ’, according to a press release from the Ministry of Health.
It is anticipated that tens of thousands of residents of the Canary Islands will be contacted for their injection in the months of July and August, coinciding with the summer season, when a greater number of people take holidays.
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It is important to note that the vaccination protocol does NOT allow receiving the vaccine on a different island where you do not reside. “Vaccination requires registry and organization. It is not so easy to carry out these modifications, so the place where this medicine should be received is always the island of residence", the same document clarifies.
Therefore, if you cannot go to your vaccination centre, the procedure is the same: call and make an new appointment for a later date, remembering that if you just don’t turn up to your appointment, you will go to the bottom of the list for your vaccination group.