155 seniors vaccinated on Thursday. CPS & VMT provide updates on vaccination appointments
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155 seniors vaccinated on Thursday. CPS & VMT provide updates on vaccination appointments

Members of the WYCCF Vaccine Team displaying their vaccine passport. Members of the WYCCF Vaccine Team displaying their vaccine passport.

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) – On Thursday the 25th of February, the White & Yellow Cross Care Foundation (WYCCF) vaccinated 155 persons who are 60+, with their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Persons within this priority risk group officially registered themselves via the online link on the Government website and received an invitation for their appointment via email or WhatsApp, with a day, time, and location for their first vaccination.

During the day, it was noticed that there were instances, where some people forgot to confirm their appointment by clicking the link in the invitation email.

This is important because to ensure that everyone receives and reads the invitation, to avoid ''no-shows''. Every location receives a specific number of vaccines based on the number of people scheduled for that day. So, if someone does not show up for their appointment while there is a vaccine reserved for them, this could lead to spillage or vaccines going to waste.

This should be avoided because the vaccines are very scarce, which is why the confirmation of your appointment is an important and necessary step.

Confirming your appointment can be done by simply clicking on the link in the invitation. Based on this first experience, the Collective Prevention Service (CPS) and the Vaccination Management Team (VMT) emphasizes the importance of this step in the process and will communicate this to the public through various forms of media.

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