“I am appealing to everyone who has not received their first dose to do so before July 3 to ensure that they receive the second dose within a four-week timeframe and are fully vaccinated as per the vaccine manufacturers’ guidelines,” Hon Malone said in COVID-19 update on June 29, 2021.
He said that while persons may have questions about when will be the best time to get vaccinated, including concerns on the lack of choice for vaccine brands, "I am here to say that the best vaccine available is the one that we have in stock!"
In a ZBVI radio broadcast, Hon Malone also revealed that as of yesterday, July 2, 2021, the territory now has 150 active cases of COVID-19 as part of a dramatic spike in cases over the past few days.
VI recorded 59 new cases of the virus were on July 2, 2021, alone, spiking the cases to 150 from just 91 active cases the previous day.
"I have also been sadly advised of the passing of one of our golden gems who was among the positives with the COVID-19 virus,” he announced.
Persons looking to get vaccinated today can visit the Ministry of Health website here or contact the Ministry by calling 284.468.2286 or 284.468.2287 for information on vaccination locations across the territory.