BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, August 24, 2021 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) - Health centers across St. Kitts and Nevis will begin the inoculation of persons with the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines from Wednesday, September 01, 2021.
The Federation received its first batch of 11,700 doses of the Pfizer vaccine from the Government of the United States of America on Thursday, August 11.
“Thursday August 12, 202, was a very good day for the people of St. Kitts and Nevis in our fight against COVID-19. We received a donation of 11,700 doses of Pfizer vaccine. We took yet another step to protect our adolescents and adults from the virus. We made yet another significant step in our journey towards delivering the stronger, safer future. On September 1st, we will begin to administer the Pfizer vaccine, said Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris during today’s (August 24) press conference at the NEMA Headquarters.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said that the Pfizer vaccine can be safely administered to persons as old as 12-years.
Prime Minister Harris used his press conference to further impress upon citizens and residents the importance of being vaccinated against the deadly Coronavirus.
He said, “COVID-19 is an existential threat to human security. No one is safe until all are safe. Hence, we must fight together and present a unified front. The most powerful tool in our arsenal is vaccination. Our vaccination scorecard is an impressive one. However, we must not become complacent. Given the arrival of the Lambda variant and the prospect that other variants may have entered our Federation, we can expect a surge in cases here. We will only be able to check and contain it by having more of our people vaccinated.”
The prime minister added, “The higher the proportion of the population in society vaccinated, the safer we will be. We in government have come to trust our people’s judgement. The vast majority of our people have done the right thing and of their own free will, they went forward and took the vaccine. They are safer because of it and our country is better for it. I will continue to appeal to all our citizens and residents to get vaccinated.”
At the end of day on Monday, 23rd August, 73.1 percent of the Government’s target population had received at least the first dose of a two-dose vaccine regimen. Information from the Ministry of Health indicated that 62.8 percent of persons have received both doses of the vaccine.
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