Over thirty thousand receive Covid-19 Vaccines in Antigua and Barbuda


(Over thirty thousand receive Covid-19 Vaccines in Antigua and Barbuda)


Antigua and Barbuda has reached a milestone in its Covid-19 vaccination programme with over thirty thousand people receiving the first dose of the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine.


The total number of people inoculated with the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine to date is thirty thousand, one hundred and ninety-three (30,193). One hundred and twenty-six (126) persons were vaccinated at the four (4) public sites today, Monday, 26th April, 2021 and one hundred and sixty-seven (167) vaccines were administered on Saturday 24th April, 2021 at the public market.


Health Minister, the Honourable Sir Molwyn Joseph expressed his appreciation to members of the public who turned out to receive the Covid-19 vaccine over the weekend at the public market.


As a result of the success of the mobile vaccination service at the public market, the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment is expanding the service and taking it to the people in areas with high human traffic.


Three (3) additional strategic locations for the mobile vaccination service will be announced later this week.


Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment held a virtual Covid-19 promotion party on Saturday, 24th April, 2021 and this has also been hailed a success.


The Ministry used the event to educate the public on the Covid-19 vaccines and the benefits in preventing severe illness, hospitalizations and deaths.


It is the hoped that the educational and promotional campaign will persuade other persons to get vaccinated so that the country can accomplish herd immunity.


The Ministry wishes to thank all of the Healthcare workers, Police Officers and Volunteers for going beyond the call of duty, for their recognition of the importance of the Covid-19 vaccination program and their assistance on the weekend.

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  1. We like to follow other countries so much, why is it this vaccine is put on hold in alot of international countries and the government is still pushing this experiment here. How come they are not following other countries by putting it on hold.

    Why is it when a number of persons got the jab and they die few days after its not the jab but when a person has covid and die with covid they put all the blame on covid.

    They say vaccine save lives, but the government is telling alot of lies and these lies are deadly than the virus itself

  2. But why are some people waiting up to 3 months to get the second dose? Where is the second dose. Some people aren’t scheduled until end of June and they got it well in March.

  3. 2 questions:
    1. Do you have sufficient ‘in date’ AstraZeneca vaccine in stock to facilitate second dosing to all phase one recipients? (Should begin in May)


    No “Ministry of Tourism Covid-19 Tourism Flexibility Notice” as is currently published allowing unvaccinated tourists freedom from arrival while residents & Nationals must quarantine with or without tracking bracelets for 14-days.

    You can review other islands FULLY VACCINATED ARRIVALS protocols and adjust rather than having to reinvent the wheel.

    Publishing a clear, specific protocol for all fully vaccinated arrivals will allow people here and away to confidently make travel plans, which in turn, assists the economy.

  4. Why are we bot been given the rest of the story? People cobtinue to have issues with this Astrazeneca “vaccine,” but they, along with WHO continue to downplay people dying from this thing. You talk about education, but its more like miseducation. Our medics here have scewed this up so badly, they are looking for redemption in this vaccine.
    Tell the people that this vaccine does not protect them from contracting covid19, therefore “herd immunity ” is just a fall

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