Antigua’s first shipment of the COVAX vaccine is expected here by April 12,Chief of Staff Lionel Max Hurst told a recent episode of fire and steel.
The timeline has been pushed back several times from January when the first shipment was expected.
Cabinet Notes: The Minister of Health informed that: a) the 24,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines will be received by Antigua in mid-April.
A sufficient number will thus be available to provide a second vaccine to those who took the first shot in February and March.
A discussion then followed about the 10,000 doses that would remain.
b) all arriving passengers at the V.C. Bird International are required to take taxis to their destinations and may not have private vehicles meet them upon arrival.
The object is to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 disease to households in Antigua should the arriving passenger be asymptomatic.
The taxi drivers have been trained and are required to wear the protective gear that will prevent them from contracting or spreading the virus.
All taxi drivers were invited to be inoculated though a few declined.
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