COVID VACCINATIONSLast Updated 21 Feb 2024

Recently the TRNC Government have announced that vaccinations for vulnerable groups is being recommended.  Currently the COVID vaccination is the only one which is being issued free of charge by the Government.  Other vaccines such as Influenza, Shingles, Pneumonia and others are available through pharmacies and Medical Centres, but there will be a charge for these.


Statement from the Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health recommends that Covid-19 booster dose vaccinations should be given to those who meet the criteria mentioned below.

•    Persons over 65 years of age
•    People with high-risk Chronic Disease (people with low lying lung, kidney, heart, neurological diseases, people who use drugs that suppress the immune system for a long time, diabetics, HIV patients)

Applications can be made to our Health Centres listed below as of Monday, January 29, 2024

• Esentepe Health Centre
• Serdarli Health Centre
• Ge Meritkale Wellness Centre
• Iskele Health Centre
• Güzelyurt Health Centre
• Akdogan Health Centre
• Maras Health Centre
• Lapta Health Centre
• Çamlibel Health Centre
• Dipkarpaz Health Centre
• Mehmetcik Health Centre
• Yenierenköy Health Centre
• Train Health Centre
• Dikmen Health Centre
• Girne Akçiçek Hospital
• Cengiz Topel Hospital

•    Covid-19 (Comirnaty-Original/Omicron BA - Pfizer) in vaccinated or unvaccinated children aged between 5 – 11 years of age. It is recommended to take a single dose of 4.5) vaccine.
•    Covid-19 (Comirnaty Omicron XBB) for those who are previously vaccinated or unvaccinated over 12 years of age. It is recommended to take a single dose of 1.5) vaccine.
•    Vaccination for 5-11 years old will be carried out at the Children's Vaccination Clinic of Emergency Hospital. Those who want to have it done must again apply to the Emergency Hospital Children's Vaccination Clinic.
•    It is recommended to repeat the vaccine after 3 months in acute Covid-19 infection cases.(When notified)

For those members who have previous Vaccination ‘cards' we would advise you to produce them when you attend a vaccination centre to make an appointment


In line with the COVID vaccination program the Health Ministry announced the following:

The Health Ministry which have issued guidelines for the wearing of masks.  These instructions are in line with those currently in place in the UK and the EU.

Should there be a change to any of these instructions we will inform you immediately.

Decisions Taken by the Supreme Committee on Infectious Diseases 

1.    It is mandatory for people with complaints of upper respiratory tract to wear masks. In addition, people visiting nursing homes, hospitals and prisons, nursing home workers and those working in the care of patients over 65 MUST wear masks.
2.    Especially at-risk people (people over 65 years old, people with low lung, kidney, neurological diseases, people who use drugs that suppress the immune system for a long time, diabetics, HIV patients, children under 5 years old) should get tested and consult their doctors in case of upper respiratory tract infection. 
3.    Disease reports of patients who have complaints of upper respiratory tract and who have been examined by their doctors will be provided if necessary, by the physician they are attending.
4.    Frequent ventilation of indoor spaces (classrooms, restaurants, gyms, etc.) Places) is required.
5.    Personal hygiene rules must be followed.
6.    According to the recommendation of the laboratory committee, any diagnostic testing kits (Covid-19, other viral tests, etc.) used in our country.) require a CE-IVD certificate.

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