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3185 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in VI thus far

-as of February 25, 2021, according to local health authorities
Some 3185 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in the Virgin Islands (VI) as of February 25, 2021, according to information coming out of the Government Information Service. Photo: Facebook
The 3185 figure represents 7.96% of the total 40,000 target for the entire territory, and 79.63% of the 4000 persons target from the first 8000 batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca (AZD1222) COVID-19 vaccine that arrived in the territory on February 4, 2021. Photo: GIS/Facebook
The 3185 figure represents 7.96% of the total 40,000 target for the entire territory, and 79.63% of the 4000 persons target from the first 8000 batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca (AZD1222) COVID-19 vaccine that arrived in the territory on February 4, 2021. Photo: GIS/Facebook
Those vaccinated to date would have received their first of two doses with Health Minister, Hon Carvin Malone noting that a total of 80,000 total doses is the goal for the territory as part of UK directives. Photo: GIS/File
Those vaccinated to date would have received their first of two doses with Health Minister, Hon Carvin Malone noting that a total of 80,000 total doses is the goal for the territory as part of UK directives. Photo: GIS/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Some 3185 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in the Virgin Islands (VI) as of February 25, 2021, according to information coming out of the Government Information Service.

The figure represents 7.96% of the total 40,000 target for the entire territory, and 79.63% of the 4000 persons target from the first 8000 batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca (AZD1222) COVID-19 vaccines that arrived in the territory on February 4, 2021.

Vaccination rollout continues 

Those vaccinated to date would have received their first of two doses with Health Minister, Hon Carvin Malone noting that a total of 80,000 total doses is the goal for the territory as part of UK directives.

“First it was 80% of the population, now they (UK) are looking for the entire population because we already have facilities, we already set-up with COVAX, and we are trying to make sure that this is all done,” he said on February 4, 2021.

He said 40,000 persons vaccinated in the VI would cover some 100% of the VI population and which would pave the way for herd immunity of the virus.

Meanwhile, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronald E. Georges revealed to Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) that first batch of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will expire on May 31, 2021.

First 4000 target on track 

According to Dr Georges, this short shelf life has hindered the territory from acquiring its full 80,000 doses necessary, for the full vaccination, however, 4000 is the target that the territory can achieve in the period the first vaccine batch will expire.

As of February 27, 2021, the VI currently has zero active confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Persons looking to get vaccinated must first register on an online portal a select a local health site. Information on how to register for the COVID-19 Vaccine can be found here.

17 Responses to “3185 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in VI thus far ”

  • shantel (27/02/2021, 16:05) Like (50) Dislike (17) Reply
    mark of the beast
    • @Shantel (27/02/2021, 16:42) Like (11) Dislike (9) Reply
      And right up on we face.
      Nobody not opening their eyes and will do soo when it’s too late just as revelations told us.
    • Time traveler (27/02/2021, 20:07) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
      If you took this vaccine in 2021 you may be entitled to large sums of money in 2031. Of course you will receive a seven dollar check and the lawyers will get wealthy. Don't trust my government enough to drink the kool aid.
    • Chill (27/02/2021, 20:39) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
      Believe it or not! You used the mark of the beat to uploaded your comment. It’s called “a Cellphone” try Expanding you’re inner highs a bit moor” you’ll the same type of spirit who would have rejected Moses, Father Abraham and Norah medicine and teaching while calling them crazy!
    • The Cosmic Juggernaut (28/02/2021, 00:10) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
      Not Yet My Friend Not Yet...Bill gates and Company are setting up for another pandemic after Covid 19 and has mentioned in an recent interview that they are already working on a vaccine for that one. Stay Alert!
  • lol (27/02/2021, 16:10) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply

    Arent you trying to give 8000 ppl their first vaccine? What 4000 before expiry are you talking about? The 2nd shot is not until 6 weeks after the first.

    • basic maths (27/02/2021, 16:40) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      If the target is 4000 people, that's two doses each so 8000 doses is for 4000 people.
    • cgb (27/02/2021, 16:44) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      Lol read & understand... its 4000 people with two doses
    • Health worker (27/02/2021, 16:50) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      We can't vaccinate the full 8000 people until we get another 8000 doses, so its only 4000 for now.
    • @ lol (27/02/2021, 18:43) Like (13) Dislike (10) Reply
      Look it up...the second dose will experience worst side effects than the first
  • akon (27/02/2021, 18:37) Like (25) Dislike (6) Reply
    All of y'all blind sheeps who choose to turn a blind eye to these sell out politicians will pay the price shortly.
    • @akon (27/02/2021, 20:09) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
      Lol I hope they don’t expect the people who warned them about the vaccine to feel sorry for them
      • akon (27/02/2021, 22:43) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
        How stupid can yone be to harras your normal good working body. And from when somyone has the right to tell me that i must take a questionable liquid into my body if it's not food herbs juices water or oxygen. Especially when it is a order coming from the oppressors who has a history and currently oppressing black people.
  • all (27/02/2021, 22:11) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
    These government ministers are all in on pushing the mark of the beast right before you, which means no good to you but trick the ppl into thinking it's good when it's not. Does it heal? Absolutely not. Can u still catch the virus? yes, u can. fewer chances are a lie. Do our government test these vaccines? no, they don't
  • FEO GOMEZ (28/02/2021, 08:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is good.
  • True (28/02/2021, 19:21) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Do anyone of you fools knows what is the mark of the beast is. You dumb asses. It's just like any other vaccine to immune you from Covid19


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