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Vulnerable groups, essential workers urged to pre-register for COVID booster shots

Vulnerable groups, essential workers urged to pre-register for COVID booster shots

Persons over age 65, essential workers, and immunocompromised individuals are being urged to pre-register for the COVID-19 booster shots.

This is according to an update from the Ministry of Health and Social Development, where Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ronald E. Georges said at the time, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is being prioritized for use as a third dose or booster.

“Persons seeking a booster dose with AstraZeneca should know that those boosters are being reserved for persons with medical contra-indications to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Most persons will be receiving Pfizer for their third dose or their booster vaccine,” Dr. Georges explained.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ronald E. Georges said at the time, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is being prioritized for use as a third dose or booster.


Pre-registration opened


To register, persons are being urged visit the following link https://redcap.link/GetBoosted, and once the registration is completed, persons should take the printed registration form with them to their vaccination appointment.

The Ministry said more announcements will be made so that persons can know when booster vaccination administration will commence and when other groups can begin registration.

As of December 10, 2021, there are currently 40 active confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Virgin Islands.

Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) at a recent press conference said his government has not dropped the ball on COVID-19 or its variants but will continue to advocate for vaccination and encourage persons to follow the COVID-19 public health guidelines.

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