Antigua secures 20 thousand doses of Covid vaccine

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Cabinet Notes: The availability of a Covid-19 vaccine is likely to occur in the first quarter of 2021.

The government has secured 20,000 doses, in the first phase, and a priority list will determine who will be among the first persons to be voluntarily vaccinated.

Workers on the frontline, including nurses, doctors, MSJMC administrative staff, police, soldiers and others will be among the first to be offered the vaccine.

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  1. Sounds hopeful.
    Which specific vaccine has the govt. secured 20,000 doses?
    If Pfzier, 2 doses pp required and critical storage at -70c throughout transit, port transfer and wherever being stored – vaccine loses potency after 4 contacts with air/temperature above -70c.
    (Global logistics companies scrambling to ensure correct temperature & handling from lab to end user facility as nothing demanding this low temperature has been needed before, and not in the quantities required).

    So, lots of preparation needed to source, guarantee chain of ownership, then correct holding & handling facility in Antigua, with double back up power and clear documentation & record keeping throughout.
    To identify who the 8,000 people are and contact them to see who wishes to be vaccinated, create a schedule, create psa’s about the vaccine, what to expect etc.

    Govt. has 6-weeks to Christmas, presumably someone with logistics experience & research capability will be designated to work on this 100% so we are ready and not the usual last minute scramble & ‘we got through, it was great’ self-congratulatory hype – because that will not work for effective use of this vaccine.

  2. IndividualIy we have a personal choice to make I know I won’t be taking it .I’m not a very skeptical person but with this virus and some governments. pressure to find a vaccine is not comforting Trump’s tremendous pressure in pushing a vaccine arrival soon and by election day .The chinese vaccine that’s a joke I wouldn’t drink a bottle water from the country. The Russian scientists working on their vaccine is reported to have cut corners and potentially exposing patients to lethal side effects yet they’re still saying it’s 92 % effective . DOOR # 1 DOOR # 2 DOOR # 3 MAKE YOUR PICK

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  3. Watch all the negative side effects pop up since the vaccine was fast tracked and not enough data collected. They welcoming all the guinea pigs.

    • Agree that all the ministers and their families should take it first and do it publicly for all to see. If all the visitors to Antigua are vaccinated, Antiguans won’t need to as there will be no virus to spread. The virus does not originate in the Caribbean. I for one won’t be talking any vaccine to mess up my DNA. In any event the vaccines provide protection for only two years. In North America they are pushing the propaganda that black people are disproportionately affected, especially black males and they should be one group vaccinated first. Don’t trust these white people some of whom would like to see black people disappear from the earth.

  4. Thats one quick security, the trial should start from the leaders first, we dont want the entire population of Antigua to be taking the vaccine then the leaders will throw a curve ball and say since the entire population are vaccinated it is not necessary for them to be vaccinated. People need to be aware of whats going on

  5. This thing is scarce and in limited supply how is it possible that Antigua can secure this commodity?
    Antigua cannot solve a potable water problem, Antigua cannot make good on the WTO ruling, so how Antigua can secure vaccine?

  6. It takes an idiot to know a idiot, a person that accepts everything without thinking for themselves are the ones to be idiot.

  7. All the world leaders hit head, right after election vaccine surfacing and the government have secured 20000 doses already? We just heard the news about the vaccine few days ago. Let him that be gullible !continue to be gullible ! If the vaccine was safe dont you think the countries that have the vaccine will try to look after their people first. Charity begins at home.

    • Maybe secure means have an agreement for 20000 when they become available? It’s amazing how all of a sudden all of you are experts on medicine and vaccines. Where did you all do your studies? Think about this, measles has made a comeback because of ignorant and ill-informed anti-vaxxers. The west had literally eliminated measles from this side of the world. Thanks to Facebook scientists and conspiracy theories, it is not making a comeback. Where would the human race be today without medicine and vaccines? Conspiracy theories are not facts.

  8. There is yet to be any vaccine available… which vaccine have they secured 20,000 doses of? Are we now sourcing from the Russians and the Chinese?

  9. The government is paying someone money somewhere. Look to see which politician’s bank account has suddenly had a big injection and where the money came from, then you will know where the mysterious “20000 doses” are coming from

      • And they will experiment on OF ALL PERSONS: DOCTORS, NURSES, POLICE, SOLDIERS AND ALL FRONT LINE WORKERS!

        Now there is NO DENYING VACCINES ARE VERY DANGEROUS (from sickness to making you sterile to DEATH) ….

        WHY SOME OF YOUR MOST IMPORTANT CIVIL SERVANTS???!!!

        Suppose the get sick or die?!

        What will become of “Health Care” and Security in Antigua 🇦🇬 and Barbuda?

        • You spout and lost utter ill-informed nonsense, if anyone reads your rubbish and refuses a vaccine and then dies then you have that death marks against you.

  10. Is all of this meant to take our minds away from the alleged rape by a Cabinet minister? We still waiting for the interview and possible arrest. We waiting. This will not go away.

  11. I’m so glad Im not a frontline worker cause this is what you call “forced innoculation” my brothers and sisters.
    I’ll probably be imprisoned cause I aint taking that vaccine. How is it a VOLUNTARY LIST when the GOVERNMENT is choosing ? U see them playing with words there ? And, what makes Antigua so special to get vaccine that na release yet ? With money we dont have ? and from an unamed supplier ? This aint news, its pure BS.

  12. Oh please. Non of you monkeys even take a flu shot but y’all chatting bout vaccine .. Antiguans just nuff and edge up.

    • @ Jason Miller
      Who are you calling monkeys? You should post your address so someone can visit you. How many Antiguans have you heard of dying from the flu? Thousands of people in cold countries die every year from the flu and therefore the need for flu shots.

  13. Did the government consult with any of the front line workers before making such a decision?
    The cabinet is in for a conscious awakening!

  14. Covid is on the march in North America and Europe with thousands of deaths. How come they have not rolled out any Covid vaccinations in these countries? Antigua has 4 active cases and 4 or 3 deaths. This is certainly not a pandemic. Antigua has 100,000 individuals. What good is 20,000 vaccines unless this is a trial run? Some of the vaccines need two doses. Seems to me this is a trial run for Antigua. Who knows how many people will die from this vaccine.

    • Bill Gates said 700,000 people WILL DIE FROM THE VACCINES (and u can add more zeros).

      He said it in a YouTube video. He also said people will need a DIGITAL CERTIFICATE to prove they were Vaccinated before they can go in public,, travel etc.. YouTube subsequently took it down. smh lol

  15. Beautiful Antiguans’ Please read and understand what Covid 19 is. It is not flu and it is affecting all of us. There are poor white people too, and racism can work in reverse. Why don’t we take the corrupt people to court? Stop thinking the vaccine is a farce. I will be first in the queue when it becomes available. I live on an island too and as a white poor woman I am fed up with the anti-vaccination campaigns. We are all together as human beings. You are precious.

  16. JASON MILLER YOU’RE CALLING PEOPLE IN THE COMMENT SECTION MONKEYS ? THATS WHAT WHITE FOLKS USED TO CALL BLACK FOLKS. I AM SURE NOT MAYBE THAT JASON MILLER IS NOT EVEN YOUR NAME. TOUGH GUY HIDING BEHIND A COMPUTER OR PHONE . YOUR ANCESTORS MUST BE LOOKING DOWN ON YOU IN SHAME.

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