Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Rhonda Sealey-Thomas became the first medical official to take the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine in Antigua & Barbuda.
Dr. Sealey received the vaccine at a public event at Mount St. John’s Medical Center on Wednesday morning.
“I want to say thank you to the nurse who administered the vaccine. I barely felt the stick,” the CMO said after receiving the vaccine”.
“I hope that this will serve to encourage members of the population to get vaccinated. It’s the final public health measure. One of the most important public health measures that will control COVID-19”, she added.
The CMO also encouraged the public to “continue to practice social distancing, wearing of our masks and obeying the protocols but I encourage everyone, please, get vaccinated. We’re not protected until all of us would have been vaccinated.”
The CMO’s vaccination marked the start of the government’s vaccination programme utilizing 5000 doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine, which the Dominican government donated.
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