In a statement at the Sixth Sitting of the Third Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) on March 10, 2021, Hon Carvin Malone revealed the community health centre approach adopted by the government for vaccination rollout, has allowed the vaccine to reach citizens across the territory.
“Using this community vaccination approach, we have been able to achieve between 500 to 600 vaccinations per day with the exception of the days that the program was placed on hold due to concerns,” he said.
Those concerns the Minister revealed, were as a result of uncertainty with the arrival date for the second shipment of AstraZeneca vaccines from the United Kingdom and it led to a 4-day pause of vaccination from March 3 to 8, 2021.
With some 5031 persons having since received vaccination in the territory as of March 10, 2021, the Health Minister said that vaccination number accounts for 4113 individuals on Tortola, 770 on Virgin Gorda, 68 on Anegada and 80 on Jost van Dyke.
Hon Malone said UK through Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has since indicated that the next batch of 12,000 vaccines would arrive in the VI on March 17, 2021.
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