The climb to herd immunity: 70% of adult population must be vaccinated


Cabinet Notes: It is agreed that herd immunity can be achieved when 70% of the adult population (numbering 70,000 to 80,000 souls) or 60,000 to 70,000 residents have been vaccinated.

The published figures are important to source markets as the  travel agents and tour operators decide on a safety basis where to dispatch their clients.

Already, Antigua and Barbuda is among the 18 top states worldwide to achieve significant vaccination levels of their population per thousand.

Meantime, the mobile vaccination unit will be out again on Saturday 24 April 2021, to facilitate those who may otherwise not be able to visit the four centers that are fully operational from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm each weekday.

Also read:

UN: COVID-19 herd immunity unlikely in 2021 despite vaccines

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  1. Somebody isn’t trained in epidemiology and biostatistics… these percentages are too low for an effective herd immunity approach. Seems the CMO and advisers need to go back to grad school or ask for help from real consultants.

  2. Those anti-vaxxers who claim to be Christian better be careful. The vaccine is an answer to the prayers of millions of believers as called upon Heaven to make a way in the midst of the pandemic, and God answered that prayer. It seems to me the anti-vaxxers might be promoting destruction. Such a position, although legal, may well be serving the interest of the destroyer, the anti-christ spirit, and the powers of darkness. Most Christians, of course, are giving thanks to our dear Lord for guiding the scientists in coming up with the vaccine, which is already saving millions of lives. Let’s not play stupid. The Lord Himself has answered our prayers. Be sensible and get vaccinated. I am pro-life, and I choose LIFE. Thanks be to God.

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