27 April 2022

Vaccination Programme

The KEMH is pleased to announce that a fourth dose (second booster) of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination will now be offered to patients aged 60-74.

The vaccination centre will be open in the FIDF complex on Friday 6 May from 9.30am until 3.30pm. The centre will operate in a different way from previously to reflect the need for social distancing. Patients are asked to enter via the FIDF Hall doors where there will be a queuing system in place (chairs will demarcate two metres between patients). Patients will be called forward through to the FIDF Club in small groups and given their vaccinations. Whereas on previous occasions patients were asked to remain in the vaccination centre for 15 minutes of observation after their vaccination, this is no longer a requirement and patients will be able to leave the centre straight away.

Patients are asked to wear face coverings whilst in the vaccination centre and observe strict hand hygiene measures; hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance to the hall.

We ask that patients attend at the times shown for their respective age groups:

  • Aged 72-74      9.30am – 10.30am
  • Aged 69-71      10.30am – 11.30am
  • Aged 66-68      11.30am – 12.30pm
  • Aged 64-65      12.30pm – 1.30pm
  • Aged 62-63      1.30pm – 2.30pm
  • Aged 60-61      2.30pm – 3.30pm

As with the previous programmes, it would be appreciated if East Falklands Camp residents, or any West Falkland or Outer Island residents who may be in town, make their way into Stanley for their vaccinations. 

Vaccinations are also available for anyone who has not yet received either one of their first two doses or subsequent booster dose. To receive your second main dose, this must be no less than 28 days after your first dose; for a booster dose you need to have had your last vaccination at least three months ago. 

FIGAS will take the travelling vaccination team to the West and Outer Islands on a scheduled doctor’s visit on 17 May. This will be to vaccinate patients aged 60-74 with the second booster and to deliver the second paediatric dose to children living on the West. The KEMH are grateful to all residents for travelling to the nearest settlement for their vaccine. Visits will all take place at airstrips, with the exception of Hill Cove and, as these are weather dependent, timings on the day will be confirmed by FIGAS.

All patients – no matter where they receive their vaccinations – are asked to bring their COVID-19 vaccination cards with them.

If you are unable to attend any of these clinics or you have not yet received any doses of the vaccine, but would still like to take part in the vaccination programme then please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the team will work with you to arrange a suitable time.

Remember, being fully vaccinated gives you the best chance of avoiding COVID-19 and reduces your chance of transmitting the virus to others. It will also help you should you wish to go overseas for business, pleasure or in an emergency. If you haven’t yet had any dose of the COVID-19 vaccine please consider doing so – it’s not too late to get protected.