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First 8000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine arrive!

February 4th, 2021 | Tags: Vaccine COVID-19 AstraZeneca doses arrival shipment
On hand to receive the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from the United Kingdom were Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1); Health Minister Hon Carvin Malone (AL) and Governor John J. Rankin. Photo: VINO
Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon. Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and Governor John J. Rankin, CMG assist with the unpacking of the shipment of vaccines. Photo: VINO
Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon. Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and Governor John J. Rankin, CMG assist with the unpacking of the shipment of vaccines. Photo: VINO
TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI- The Virgin Islands has received its first shipment of roughly 8000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from the United Kingdom.

The arrival of the vaccines at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island was streamed live via the government's Facebook page today, February 4, 2021.

Good day & good sign

“This is a good day and a good sign of our partnership with the United Kingdom. It is good for our tourism product, our health overall. It’s going to help us tremendously,” Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said.

Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Carvin Malone (AL)  informed that the shipment of vaccine would be transported to a storage facility right away.

The vaccines were courtesy of the United Kingdom government.

Also present was Governor John J. Rankin CMG, Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) among other health officials.


22 Responses to “First 8000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine arrive!”

  • WOWW (04/02/2021, 13:41) Like (42) Dislike (3) Reply
    The entire cabinet and their families need to be the first to try
    • nope (04/02/2021, 15:28) Like (9) Dislike (14) Reply
      No, It should be health workers & older folks first. Politicians should not be allowed to jump to the front of the line with a limited number of vaccines.
      • Yep (04/02/2021, 21:59) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        Just 13 politicians it have. Let them go first let’s see the side effects. And do it publicly and make sure no caps on the needles and the nurses squeeze the injections
    • @ WOWW (05/02/2021, 07:40) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      Why you want us to get sick first?
  • resident (04/02/2021, 13:49) Like (24) Dislike (13) Reply
    Once again we can be grateful for the fact that we are a British Overseas Territory. They look after us so well. Vaccine and a Commission of Enquiry in the same month! Thank you, UK!
    • NOGOODTHING (04/02/2021, 16:52) Like (7) Dislike (9) Reply
      UK gives nothing good for free. Let them take their vaccines and give it to all their friends in VG. We don't want their vaccines.
      • Rubber Duck (04/02/2021, 22:10) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        Then you are a cretin that natural selection will eliminate to improve the gene pool.
  • Hmm (04/02/2021, 14:21) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    Oil and water ...hmmmm..tell them give mrs Peter money to get his prostate treatment.....but there care about us ....
    • geck (04/02/2021, 16:47) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      It is Mrs Peter prostate according to you. Her responsibility to fix the self owned prostate.
  • GG (04/02/2021, 14:44) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    Poison in the land. Controlled by the Aliens on the Moon. The Matrix. Hmmm
    • CIA (04/02/2021, 16:15) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
      alien right here among us, they enjoying the sun and beach while we at work pushing paper. open you eyes!! by the way i just got out of the mental hospital , so yea!
  • @wow (04/02/2021, 16:28) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Glad you see wa goin on mehson .
  • Mrs Tubman (04/02/2021, 16:44) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Thank you UK.
  • Lol dwl (04/02/2021, 17:29) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The vaccine ain't good no more it out in the sun
  • Just wondering (04/02/2021, 19:06) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    Question is... 4k ppl can be vaccinated with these. What about the rest of us? Has the government bought more? If not, what are their plans?

    And talking about plans... Who is getting vaccine now? What's the plan? How do we register?
  • Peaches (04/02/2021, 20:56) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Andrew ain't saying a word about taking it. I hope he is not. I don't believe he wants to take it...I could be wrong,,
  • Memba (04/02/2021, 22:05) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope Lardo gets it soon. His comorbilities put him at high risk.
  • retrtre (04/02/2021, 22:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Stupid politicians (05/02/2021, 07:27) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Everyday VIP with this vaccine nonsense.hurry Come election. Vaccine who and lockdown who, not me I roam the streets when ever I want.
  • Start with the Minister's first. (06/02/2021, 11:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Minster's first
  • Joshua (06/02/2021, 15:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What we do know so far from the experts is that the vaccine will not prevent you from getting the virus. We also do know that the recovery from the virus is very high. Why then should we inject an experiment into our bodies. We also know that a small percentage of persons died after taking the vaccine who did not gave the virus. I would rather take my change without it since it is no guarantee that I will not catch the virus.

    I want to administer the first dose to Claude SC. The second to the speaker, the third to the Hon Premier. I will not administer the one they choose. I want to invite the former Governor to inject. Him I trust. No one knows what sugar water they giving all you.

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