The number of people who have received the first dose of the anti-COVID-19 vaccine has climbed to approximately thirty-two thousand (32,000).
That’s the latest figure available up to Tuesday night coming from the vaccination centres being operated by the government.
The rate of vaccination has slowed considerably since the second phase of the programme started several weeks ago.
There has been a well-orchestrated campaign against the vaccination which has played on people’s fears leading to a high degree of hesitancy towards the vaccination exercise.
In addition to the number of people who have received their first dose, there are over two thousand five hundred and eighty-one (2581) persons who have received the second dose as of last week.
In making a pitch for more buy-ins to the vaccination programme, Prime Minister Gaston Browne is urging everyone who has received their first dose to each take someone else – a family member or a friend – to be vaccinated.
He said this would take the country to over sixty-thousand which is close to achieving ‘herd immunity’, a status being sought by the government in order to get ahead.
SOURCE: POINTE FM
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