Vaccination slots for 71+ open up on Tuesday 22nd February

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Vaccination slots for 71+ open up on Tuesday 22nd February

Post by trevnhil » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:37 pm

If you are in the 71 plus age group tomorrow you can apply for an appointment to have the Covid vaccination..

https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/02/22/coro ... 1-open-up/
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Re: Vaccination slots for 71+ open up on Tuesday 22nd February

Post by memory man » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:43 pm

Where is "the old power company building in Paphos"
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Re: Vaccination slots for 71+ open up on Tuesday 22nd February

Post by galexinda » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:53 pm

The authorities were looking at Palia Ilektriki which is near Kennedy Square a few days ago as a potential site for vaccinations - often referred to as the old electricity power plant. I believe this is the place.

Link to location map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Palia ... IHoECCwQBQ

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Post by memory man » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:55 pm

Thanks for that G
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Re: Vaccination slots for 71+ open up on Tuesday 22nd February

Post by Mike J » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:43 pm

How do you register please ? all the info I can find is to register on the online portal but I cant find the portal. I’m a Gesy member but can’t raise my Doctor to help .

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Post by trevnhil » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:16 pm

You can do it by phoning 1474 .. But you need your FULL Gesy registration number ...
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Re: Vaccination slots for 71+ open up on Tuesday 22nd February

Post by Mike J » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:41 pm

Thanks Trev, I guess that’s my I.D. Number . There seems to be considerable confusion as I’ve also been told GESY will SMS me with an appointment if I’ve registered with them but most seem to go through their doctor in fact several friends heard from their Doctor today that their names were going forward tomorrow for appointments. My doctor has been silent and I haven’t been able to get hold of him.
It’s all a bit frustrating . Maybe I’ll get in on the next group as I understand within half an hour all the appointments are normally gone.

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Re: Vaccination slots for 71+ open up on Tuesday 22nd February

Post by Kili01 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:10 pm

Mike, it is similar to your ARC no, but in my case, my Gesy no has some extra zeros added to it. So its not exactly the same. It must be frustrating for you. Maybe your doctors receptionist or secretary can help you register on the Gesy portal?

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Post by trevnhil » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:03 pm

As Dee says the Gesy number is SIMILAR to the ARC number but don't for get to use the full Gesy number with all the zeros.
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Post by JimX » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:40 am

Morning Trev, I use the same GP as you, she said although we should be on the list they do not have slots for the vaccinations, because they do not have any available material? not sure if this is the hold up?
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Post by trevnhil » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:25 am

The hold up seems to be that there is generally a shortage of vaccine and therefore appointments..
I had my name in a book at our GP's.. I also had my name on a list that the village administration organised.. And I tried getting an appointment via the phone line..
In the end I was vaccinated because near the end of one day at the hospital there was more vaccine left than they had people on the list still to arrive. My GP phoned me to say could I go straight away to the Hospital.. Of course I di, and got the vaccination and I have an appointment for the second jab in a few weeks time.
The village list also works as my wife had the Jab last Sunday..
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Re: Vaccination slots for 71+ open up on Tuesday 22nd February

Post by galexinda » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:59 am

When making an appointment for the vaccination by the GESY PORTAL either the ID number as written on your MEU form or the number written on the GESY document can be used.

With regards making a phone appointment (1474) each time the operator asked for the MEU ID number as well as Name and DOB.

Likewise when I see a doctor, change a prescription, have a test etc. I just give my Name, MEU ID number and DOB to the person requesting it so they can access my GESY record.

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Re: Vaccination slots for 71+ open up on Tuesday 22nd February

Post by Mrblobby » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:43 am

Just used the portal to book my wife in . Seemed to go ok , the only thing that was a bit of a guess was choosing the location , it was all in Greek . I chose the bottom in the list and hopefully it is the old power building .

Anyway I received this text “ EΠIBEBAIΩΣH PANTEBOY ΓIA EMBOΛIAΣMO COVID-19. ΠAPAΣKEYH 26/2/2021, 12:00, ΣTO KENTPO ΠAΦOΣ ΠAΛIA HΛEKTPIKH ” .

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Post by Happy in Cyprus » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:48 am

Just booked our two slots. Loads and loads of availability in the locations in Paphos/Polis.

In my haste I chose Palio Elektriki and did not spot that the Oxford vaccine was being given at that location. Given a choice I suppose I would have preferred the Pfizer-Biontech one, but there doesn't appear to be an option to change the location or day. I can live with that, I'm not sure whether one vaccine is better than another. Wife was booked a week later at the General and gets the Pfizer vaccine. At first I couldn't log on, then realised I had to insert first and middle names where it says 'First Name'. Very simple and straightforward process.

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Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:43 am
the only thing that was a bit of a guess was choosing the location , it was all in Greek

Top right of the page you have the option to change the language to English.

As you probably know, Palio Elktriki is the location of the restaurant of that name.
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Re: Vaccination slots for 71+ open up on Tuesday 22nd February

Post by WHL » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:48 am

Mrblobby wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:43 am
Just used the portal to book my wife in . Seemed to go ok , the only thing that was a bit of a guess was choosing the location , it was all in Greek . I chose the bottom in the list and hopefully it is the old power building .

Anyway I received this text “ EΠIBEBAIΩΣH PANTEBOY ΓIA EMBOΛIAΣMO COVID-19. ΠAPAΣKEYH 26/2/2021, 12:00, ΣTO KENTPO ΠAΦOΣ ΠAΛIA HΛEKTPIKH ” .
Paphos center Old Power building

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Re: Vaccination slots for 71+ open up on Tuesday 22nd February

Post by Mike J » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:48 pm

What a morning , such excitement and frustration . I found the login site www.login.Gesy.org.cy and from 8 a.m. when I started practising for the 9 o’clock kick off, i found that once i had put in my user name and password it went to an error message so lot’s were obviously practising too. 9 o clock came and the same thing was happening so I was a bit miffed when friends kept phoning saying that they had an appointment. I asked one who is a bit of a whizz on this technology caper and he said internet speed makes quite a difference . By now it was 10.30 and I had visions of all the spaces gone while my Epic modem went through it’s slow and even slower paces. So I phoned said whizz back and gave him my details . He put them in his laptop and zoom we were in the site and ready to go. Memo to self get rid of Epic.
But my hopes were dashed. Your not properly enrolled he said , your Doctor hasn’t completed everything and you need him to put his number in the system . Now my doctor for Gesy was set up by a guy I know in the pub ( do you remember pubs ?) and the Doctor is just a name who I email when I need prescriptions renewed . He was very clear just email me and sure enough he didn’t answer his phone but then again he never has . Time for drastic action if I was to get a jab in this tranche .
Into the car and I drove to a Gesy Doctor in Pissouri. It was now 11.40 . Take me on I asked and within 5 mins out with the old Doc and in with the new. Now let’s get you a vaccine she said and within 20 keystrokes my phone buzzed and I had an appointment for Saturday at 9.30 . I was about to ask for a later one as I normally enjoy a pleasant if somewhat alcohol fuelled dinner on Friday but my dear one cautioned against it. Get out while the goings good she said and I did.

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Post by Happy in Cyprus » Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:06 pm

A forum member just PM'd me to say what an amazing job Cyprus has done of getting us older folks vaccinated in a planned and orderly manner. And it has. In addition, to the way it has handled the pandemic with minimum loss of life, hospitalisations and limitations to our freedoms - no more than was necessary and far less than many countries. Well done Cyprus!

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Re: Vaccination slots for 71+ open up on Tuesday 22nd February

Post by El tel » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:26 pm

U.K. is not doing too bad with its vaccinations .

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Re: Vaccination slots for 71+ open up on Tuesday 22nd February

Post by The Aquila » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:38 pm

The UK seems to have inexplicably slowed down a fair bit over the past few days though.

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Post by Happy in Cyprus » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:58 am

I wouldn't say inexplicably. Apparently the UK is running low on vaccines. Plus they are keen to have sufficient reserves for the second doses, without which the vaccination process would not be complete.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/number-uk-cov ... 28152.html

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