383 residents receive first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

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(Antigua and Barbuda’s Vaccination Statistics)

 

Antigua and Barbuda has taken a giant step in the fight against COVID-19, with the rollout of its AstraZeneca vaccine campaign.

 

During the period of Wednesday, February 17th and Sunday, February 21, 2021, three hundred and eighty-three (383) persons received their first dose of the vaccine.

 

The newly vaccinated included the country’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Rhonda Sealey-Thomas, other healthcare workers and hospital administrative staff.

 

On Thursday, February 18, the campaign continued when members of Cabinet rolled up their sleeves and took the jab before live television and social media audiences.

 

On Saturday, February 20, representatives of both the Upper and Lower Houses of Parliament availed themselves to be inoculated. They were joined by Antiguan and Barbudan Cricketing legends, including Sir Andy Roberts, Sir Curtley Ambrose and Sir Richie Richardson.

 

The second dose of the vaccine will be administered in 12 weeks.

In accordance with the list of priority, members of the armed forces are next in line to be vaccinated.

 

A registration site for the general public is expected to be announced shortly.

Another shipment of AstraZeneca vaccines will arrive on island by February 28, as part of the COVAX arrangement.

 

Here is our goal and where we are!

 

#EachVaccinated  #AllProtected #GetTheFacts #GetTheVax

13 COMMENTS

  1. Congratulations to all who have volunteered to show the safety of taking this vaccine. With the community spread we have been experiencing it is important to protect ourselves by innoculation.

  2. So why didn’t Gaston Browne Prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda didn’t televise his jab? Well it looks like he has to televise the second jab if all these health professionals are doing so…

  3. Would love it if those who took it could offer some feedback. How was the process? Any side effects? I think this will really help those who are still apprehensive.

  4. Does the government have a plan B in the event that they do not reach 80% for herd immunity. Because from the looks of things 90% of the people not taking this vaccine. I am praying that it does not becomes mandatory because i will take my georgy bungle and go bush to live.

  5. I am not certain if 383 persons have taken vaccine within 5 days….. If my calculations is right, at that rate it will then take beyond a year to complete 70% of the population… This means that a high percentage of the population will be exposed to the virus throughout the year…. The authorities definitely need to strategize the administering the speed of the vaccine

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