Antigua & Barbuda To Receive 16,800 Doses of the Astra Zeneca Vaccine Today


Today, 16,800 doses of the Astra Zeneca vaccine will arrive in Antigua and Barbuda.

According to the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment, “These doses were secured through the COVAX facility.”

Collecting the vaccines at the V.C Bird International Airport on behalf of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda will be Health Minister Sir Molwyn Joseph and Director of Pharmaceutical Services Alfred Athill.

The arrival of the additional vaccines is in tandem with the national call for more residents to come out and get vaccinated.

The public, according to health authorities, are being encouraged to actively participate in the COVID-19 vaccination program to create herd immunity, whereby the majority of the population is protected from becoming seriously ill with COVID-19.

With herd immunity, it is expected that the country will return to some degree of normalcy, thereby facilitating economic, social and cultural activities with greater ease of travel.

To date, 34,368 first doses of the Covid-19 vaccines have been administered, while 22,896 second doses were administered.

Meanwhile, residents are reminded of the four vaccination sites: Villa Polyclinic, Glanvilles Polyclinic, Perry Bay Multipurpose Cultural and Exhibition Center, and the Precision Center in Paynters.

The public vaccination sites will operate on Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment is reminding the public that pre-registration for COVID-19 vaccination continues.

For online registration, visit and select the “Vaccine Registration” tab.

Persons who have received the first dose are also advised to secure their vaccination cards, as these must be presented for the second COVID-19 vaccine dose.

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    • Not before you get covid. Come on man! Just take the damn shot and be done with it. You sounding like you are a spoiled brat entitled to choose off of a silver platter the vaccine of your choice. We are in a pandemic, not a circus where you can choose what rides you wish to go on. Take what is available.

    • @DM: Take what you have in front of you. Not what you think you should get. You are certain of the Astra Zeneca not the Pfizer or Moderna. You eye too long.

      • DM is an idiot! Does Antigua and Barbuda have the proper storage for mRNA vaccines? Those vaccines have to be stored at =70° to 80°C.

  1. Good to hear but the vaccine hesitancy is killing us. I hope we do not have to donate these vaccines because of slow take-up.

  2. I don’t know why Antigua needs so many doses, no one is taking it I’m just saying

  3. Fear speaks without thinking rational, why people tend to be upset if someone wants to have a choice what they use

  4. Come on Antigua, take what we can get, think of all of us. It is free, nothing is free here, I am not anti mask, just pro oxygen. Get the dang shot so we can get these dang diapers off our face.


      Masks don’t work… they never did and never will. Viruses’ are much smaller then the weave of any mask. It’s like a mosquito flying threw a chain link fence!

      YOU can get the shot if you want but do you REALLY want to have an EXPERIMENTAL substance injected into your body? Personally, I don’t want to be a human ‘lab rat’!

      Let’s look at some facts:
      1) Covid-19 has a 99.9% survival rate. Once you get it, you are IMMUNE to it!
      2) There are proven cures to covid-19 like Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine.
      3) The ‘vaccine’ is not proven to be effective. It is experimental and will not be considered for general use before 2023. There are at least 4,500 death reported in the USA alone to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) plus hundred of thousands of serious injuries. The European reporting system has even greater numbers.

  5. Has anyone thought about talking to the “MOST HIGH YAH”, before pushing something into your bodies that they are not very sure about because you never cared to read the lable? Or better yet have you tried the sticking metal, that one in the CARIBBEAN ISLAND seems to don’t want to talk about. People “WAKE UP and smell what they are trying to do. The Lord loves his CHILDREN but do we love him just as much. Don’t you know that Our bodies are the temple of God why go out defile yourself, it’s time to REPENT. You have so much faith in man but none in God. Our day JESUS is getting ready to return, have your house in order my beloved. GOD BLESS.

    • May we all start our day today with a PEACEFUL mind, a JOYFUL heart and with a LOVING relationship to the world around us. At the start of this new day we have an opportunity to create a new reality, so let us IMAGINE the world that we would really like to live in.

      Put on the full armor of God so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

  6. Great news:
    The Cleveland clinic study of 52,238 employees shows unvaccinated people who have had covid-19 have no difference in re-infection rate than people who had covid-19 and who took the ‘vaccine’.

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