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Re: Booster Jabs...

Post by LouiseCastricum » Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:56 pm

Sheer Khan wrote:
Sat Nov 13, 2021 4:00 pm
Our village doc told us if you have a choice go for the Moderna
Did he or she say why?
Louise :)

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Re: Booster Jabs...

Post by Mighty Sprite » Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:53 am

I am not a frequenter of the general hospital. Only been there for my jabs so don't know where the GP's offices are and don't even know whether the entrance I use is the main one!!

If you use the entrance on what I think of as the "front", with a cafe outside, you go in through the right-hand side, past the covid pass-check and then take the corridor to the right side. This leads you to the old "A" and "B" vaccination rooms on the left side. Go past these rooms to the very end of the corridor (T-junction) and turn left, walk along that corridor and take the next left into another corridor. Room "B" is now on the left.

it isn't difficult, even if you don't know the hospital, and you can always ask.

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Re: Booster Jabs...

Post by The Aquila » Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:16 pm

Anyone know how strict the 6 months gap will be?

I would like to have mine sooner rather than later but I will be out of country for a few weeks and leave 3 days before my 6 months is up.

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Post by Happy in Cyprus » Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:48 pm

My understanding is that it is a strict 6 months in Cyprus, while in the UK it is now 5 months (to encourage uptake).

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Post by jeba » Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:11 pm

Happy in Cyprus wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:48 pm
My understanding is that it is a strict 6 months in Cyprus, while in the UK it is now 5 months (to encourage uptake).
It should be made dependent on age and on what vaccine you had first. In Germany they recommend a booster for the older folks who had AZ only after 1 month already.

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Post by jeba » Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:12 pm

LouiseCastricum wrote:
Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:56 pm
Sheer Khan wrote:
Sat Nov 13, 2021 4:00 pm
Our village doc told us if you have a choice go for the Moderna
Did he or she say why?
Moderna offers a slightly better level of protection than Biontech.

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Re: Booster Jabs...

Post by The Aquila » Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:07 pm

The Aquila wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:16 pm
Anyone know how strict the 6 months gap will be?

I would like to have mine sooner rather than later but I will be out of country for a few weeks and leave 3 days before my 6 months is up.
If anyone else is in this situation they will do your booster jab up to 10 days earlier if you produce your boarding pass.

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Post by Kili01 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:13 pm

If you have had your 2 initial Covid jabs in Cyprus, avoid having the booster in UK by the NHS. Reason: Cyprus won't accept the NHS cert when it comes to trying to get the EU digital certificate from EUDCC. Oh the joys of Brexit!

A friend of mine is having all kinds of problem having got into this situation. Now because Cyprus is introducing some new restrictions aimed at preventing unvaccinated people from circulating freely in many public buildings, malls, cinemas, some shops etc. You need the EUDCC vacc cert which has a unique memory chip and tan no,used as a vacc persons 'Safepass' which allow freedom of movement for those fully vaccinated here.

She also had problems with getting her Cyprus Flightpass before her flight back here.

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Post by Lofos-Jan » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:42 pm

Kili01 wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:13 pm
If you have had your 2 initial Covid jabs in Cyprus, avoid having the booster in UK by the NHS. Reason: Cyprus won't accept the NHS cert when it comes to trying to get the EU digital certificate from EUDCC. Oh the joys of Brexit!

A friend of mine is having all kinds of problem having got into this situation. Now because Cyprus is introducing some new restrictions aimed at preventing unvaccinated people from circulating freely in many public buildings, malls, cinemas, some shops etc. You need the EUDCC vacc cert which has a unique memory chip and tan no,used as a vacc persons 'Safepass' which allow freedom of movement for those fully vaccinated here.

She also had problems with getting her Cyprus Flightpass before her flight back here.

Dee
Hi Dee

The NHS app can be converted to a European digital certificate but part of the Ministry of Health process (Form A) requires a certification from the embassy (not possible as British Embassy here does not provide any such service), so you need an Apostille - legalisation of an NHS Covid certificate (which they will do by selecting ‘other government document’). Takes about 3 weeks and thirty quid. Then you submit this with completed Form A to Ministry of Health who will award you a European digital certificate! However, since first insisting that this was the only way to get a scannable code, Cyprus now accepts the NHS QR code with its Covscan system so it is not really necessary. My son had his vaccine in the UK and his NHS code on the app scans perfectly. You may need to renew the NHS code every 30 days for it to scan but it does work. For those who really want want to apply for an EU digital certificate, this is the link to the Form A with the email address and the link to the Uk legalisation service

Form A: https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/uplo ... on_EN.docx

Apostille/legalise document: https://www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised

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Re: Booster Jabs...

Post by Kili01 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:39 pm

Hi Jeanne,
Many thanks for that info. I will pass this info on to my friend as soon as I see her.
Either way its sounds a bit tricky but do -able!

Dee

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Re: Booster Jabs...

Post by CYWALL » Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:29 am

Good morning all,
just a quick question, at 73yrs old and a resident of Cyprus, I have had both of my jabs in Cyprus after having notifications over my phone when and where to get them.
My booster is due in January when the six months is up, I'm in the UK until then so when I return in January, will I get the same notification on my phone to get the booster when ready, or just go up to the hospital.
Thanks for any info.

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Re: Booster Jabs...

Post by Lofos-Jan » Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:25 am

CYWALL

Not sure if they will message you but you are allowed to use the walk-in service in any case so I wouldn’t worry.

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Post by CYWALL » Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:15 pm

Thanks Jan.

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Post by trevnhil » Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:10 pm

Despite having my Booster Jab on the 3rd of November it is still not showing on the EDUCC website :-(
Trev..

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Post by Happy in Cyprus » Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:03 am

As has been stated before Trev, it won't. The EU DCC software has not yet been updated to reflect booster jabs. They're working on it. What other folks are talking about in the posts before yours are the GESY portal.

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Post by fishbeardsunset » Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:00 am

I suppose the other alternative is to also carry the booster jab vax card with you & also scan it on your phone (which I have also done) if there is this delay with the booster jabs being updated on the EU DCC site. Surely then, this has to count as as valid document; irrespective of the fact that the new rules as I understand state it won't be accepted?

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Post by Kili01 » Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:59 am

I'm in the same position having had my booster shot last week.
I have already scanned both my vacc cards and have a copy which I carry with me, as well as my EUDCC doc, scanned to my mobile, and in scanned paper copy.
Dee

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Re: Booster Jabs...

Post by andytspencer » Mon Nov 29, 2021 5:42 pm

lto get booster jab at an appointment at Paphos general hospital go in the main entrance and turn left there's a sign for room B if you turn right you have to go round 3 sides of a square with no signs available.

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Re: Booster Jabs...

Post by bmwx5 » Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:58 am

Is there another location in Paphos for walkin booster jabs or just the General ?

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Re: Booster Jabs...

Post by trevnhil » Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:26 am

I believe there is only the General
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