British Virgin Islands

Monday, Aug 02, 2021

Premier takes COVID-19 vaccine!

Premier takes COVID-19 vaccine!

Premier Andrew Fahie has now made good on his promise to get vaccinated for COVID-19.
He was jabbed with the AstraZeneca vaccine at the Capoon’s Bay Clinic in his constituency Wednesday morning, February 24.

The Premier did so in the presence of Health Minister Carvin Malone and Deputy Speaker Neville Smith who also got vaccinated today.

Members of the Premier’s staff such as his Private Secretary as well as the Financial Secretary also turned up to get vaccinated.

Fahie previously said he delayed getting vaccinated to allow as many frontline workers the opportunity to be inoculated first.

His vaccination comes moments after the Health Ministry launched its new online registration portal. It also comes at a time when seven of the territory’s 16 vaccination centres become operational.

Minister Malone said the BVI can vaccinate 10,000 persons in the first instance.

“The United Kingdom has pledged to donate all of the vaccines required for the British Virgin Islands … The first shipment has been 8,000 units. The second one is going to be 12,000 units and there on. Based on how fast we get it out, they will have all the units ready for us in the British Virgin Islands so we implore you, [the public], to come through to get your vaccinations,” in a live Facebook broadcast this morning.

The BVI has vaccinated more than six per cent of its population so far.

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