17,550 doses of Pfizer vaccine arrive in Antigua


The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment received 17,550 doses of the Pfizer vaccine from the United States Government facilitated by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA).

Health Minister Sir Molwyn Joseph and Foreign Affairs Minister, E. P Chet Greene received the donation on behalf of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, which were handed over by Country Officer from the US Embassy in Barbados, Ambassador Thomas Pajusi.

The Health Ministry was also represented by Permanent Secretary, Ena Dalso-Henry, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Teri-Ann Joseph and Director of Pharmaceutical Services, Alfred Athill while Foreign Affairs was represented by Permanent Secretary, Ambassador Antony Liverpool.

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  1. This Pfizer vaccine has a higher efficacy rate against both infection and severe disease, and a much better safety profile (no blood clots).

    So now there is no excuse not to get vaccinated.

    I hope the government does enough to publicize its arrival.

    • Just another vaccine that people won’t take. It will be interesting….they argued that AstraZenica wasn’t good enough and they wanted another option….Let’s see what they do now.

  2. “The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine is an unapproved vaccine that may prevent COVID-19.”
    “The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine is still being studied in clinical trials.”
    See pages 1 and 3. Revised: Aug/12/2021

    “The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is an unapproved vaccine.”
    “Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is still being studied in clinical trials.”
    See pages 3 and 4. Revised: 12 August 2021

  3. Biden official says new study is a ‘wake up call’ After Pfizer’s efficacy plummets to 42% against infection.

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