Got TIPS or BREAKING NEWS? Please call 1-284-442-8000 direct/can also WhatsApp same number or Email ALL news to:newsvino@outlook.com;                               ads call 1-284-440-6666

PHOTO of the Day: ‘Operation Protect Each Other’ launch day a success

-vaccination drive-thru continues Sunday, July 18, 2021
Individuals who opted to vaccinated could have done so without having to leave their vehicles. Photo: GIS
Launching to a massive turnout of vehicles this morning, July 17, 2021, ‘Operation Protect Each Other,’ the first COVID-19 vaccination drive-through initiative in the Virgin Islands (VI) has winded down Saturday as an overall success, with many persons truing out to get vaccinated for the first time. Photo: GIS
Launching to a massive turnout of vehicles this morning, July 17, 2021, ‘Operation Protect Each Other,’ the first COVID-19 vaccination drive-through initiative in the Virgin Islands (VI) has winded down Saturday as an overall success, with many persons truing out to get vaccinated for the first time. Photo: GIS
Present at the event was Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) along with first lady Mrs Sheila E. Forbes-Fahie and Minister for Health and Social Health Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL). Photo: Team of Reporters
Present at the event was Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) along with first lady Mrs Sheila E. Forbes-Fahie and Minister for Health and Social Health Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL). Photo: Team of Reporters
For persons without vehicles, the event also has provisions for walk-in vaccinations. Photo: GIS
For persons without vehicles, the event also has provisions for walk-in vaccinations. Photo: GIS
Governor of the Virign Islands (VI), H.E. John J. Rankin (CMG) was present at the event doing his part to encourage vaccinations and lending support. Photo: GIS
Governor of the Virign Islands (VI), H.E. John J. Rankin (CMG) was present at the event doing his part to encourage vaccinations and lending support. Photo: GIS
Carpools were welcomed, and persons were also encouraged to wear short sleeve tops and be prepared to spend some 45m at the venue to complete the vaccination process. Photo: GIS
Carpools were welcomed, and persons were also encouraged to wear short sleeve tops and be prepared to spend some 45m at the venue to complete the vaccination process. Photo: GIS
Volunteers from the BVI Red Cross on scene to render assistance. Photo: GIS
Volunteers from the BVI Red Cross on scene to render assistance. Photo: GIS
H.E. John J. Rankin stands alongside VI Minister of Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone at the first COVID-19 vaccination drive-through initiative in the Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
H.E. John J. Rankin stands alongside VI Minister of Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone at the first COVID-19 vaccination drive-through initiative in the Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Launching to a massive turnout of vehicles this morning, July 17, 2021, ‘Operation Protect Each Other,’ the first COVID-19 vaccination drive-through initiative in the Virgin Islands (VI) has winded down today Saturday as an overall success, with many persons turning out to get vaccinated for the first time.

The drive-through initiative held at Festival Grounds, Wickham’s Cay II, Tortola, from 09:00 am up until 05:00 pm this afternoon, saw healthcare workers administer both the first and second dose of the AstraZeneca jab, free of cost to persons in cars and some walk-in individuals.  

Present at the event was Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) along with first lady Mrs Sheila E. Forbes-Fahie; Minister for Health and Social Health Development, Hon Carvin Malone (Al), along with Governor of the Territory, H.E. John J. Rankin (CMG).

We must achieve herd immunity - Hon Malone 

Health Minister Hon Malone speaking to the media said the event is part of initiatives to do ‘whatever can be done’ to counter the adverse effects of the current COVID-19 outbreak in the territory and ‘get back on our feet.’

“We must be able to get to herd immunity… this is a global issue were are face with,” he said relating to countering local vaccine hesitancy, which Hon Malone indicated will come once everyone in the territory 'do their part to get vaccinated'. 

Other persons on the scene for the drive-through vaccination included volunteers from the BVI Red Cross, the Rotary Club, the Lions Club, the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) along with other service professionals.

The vaccination drive will be continuing tomorrow, Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the same location for the second round of weekend vaccinations amidst a rising number of COVID-19 related deaths, which currently stands at 14 total in the territory as of July 17, 2021.  

19 Responses to “PHOTO of the Day: ‘Operation Protect Each Other’ launch day a success”

  • kudos (17/07/2021, 17:30) Like (40) Dislike (23) Reply
    Great Job team! God bless you and continue the efforts to vaccinate as many as possible so that the country can regain its economy! Thanks to the Government for its splendid efforts
  • jack (17/07/2021, 17:39) Like (19) Dislike (63) Reply
    Beautiful too see this, only when people stand dripping you all see the need to get the vaccine.
  • LCS (17/07/2021, 18:10) Like (15) Dislike (82) Reply
    This should have been done earlier.
    • To LCS (17/07/2021, 21:43) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
      That's true. But, there's a lot of mis information being put out by the anti vaxx believers. Many instructed people to drink bush tea, take sea soaks, pop a few zinc & vitamin d pills etc.
  • Blonde (17/07/2021, 18:23) Like (22) Dislike (9) Reply
    Awesome and well done! So good to see Fahie, Rankin & Malone standing side by side to welcome all.
    Let’s hope today is repeated over and over until we beat this!
  • wise up (17/07/2021, 18:30) Like (17) Dislike (7) Reply
    Happy to see so many getting their act together and getting vaccinated.All those who died may their soul Rest In Peace especially my friend teddy bear still can’t believe.
    But this vaccination drive should have done from inception but it had to take a few deaths for persons to come to reality.
  • A coyple (17/07/2021, 18:31) Like (17) Dislike (28) Reply
    Murder and there will comply .....
  • Rubber Duck (17/07/2021, 18:40) Like (19) Dislike (34) Reply
    The vip make us very proud today, this is good stuff let the crazy big mouth girls from the East go eat rocks they to small minded
  • Rubber Duck (17/07/2021, 18:42) Like (18) Dislike (10) Reply
    Great success. Congratulations to whoever thought it up and everyone involved.
  • No (17/07/2021, 19:18) Like (30) Dislike (10) Reply
    If I choose to get the vaccine I dont want any of yall in my face with cameras. This dont need to be a poppy show event. Let the people do their thing in peace without making it a public service spectacle. This is a turn off and will just feed into the conspiracy theories.
    • Make it public (17/07/2021, 22:17) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
      @No! I hope them make yours public! Because for weeks I seeing you post $hit on told radio show! Now you want to get vaccinated without anyone knowing then turned around pretending like you ain’t take it and talking piss As before!
      • No (18/07/2021, 02:31) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        Wow you're an idiot. Only an idiot would listen to non doctors who talk as if they know more than the doctors.
  • V0TER #6 (17/07/2021, 19:45) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    CAN SOMEONE GIVE US THE NUMBERS. WONDERFUL JOB WELL DONE. MY GOD CONTINUED TO BLESS THESE VIRGINS ISLANDS.
  • Ayusa (17/07/2021, 20:06) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    Reading from Singapore
  • BviBuz (17/07/2021, 20:09) Like (6) Dislike (15) Reply
    Vip going always get my vote they kept us safe
  • resident (17/07/2021, 20:36) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    A great initiative by the Government. Well done. Thank you to the UK for sending the vaccine and all the other medical stores and equipment they have sent. Good team work here.
  • (17/07/2021, 20:48) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    Great Job to all. Hope tomorrow is even better.
  • Tim (18/07/2021, 10:13) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    They still don’t get it ha?

    I would have thought there will be traffic jam with folks fighting to get vaccinated…. That is it?


Create a comment


Create a comment

Disclaimer: Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) welcomes your thoughts, feedback, views, bloggs and opinions. However, by posting a blogg you are agreeing to post comments or bloggs that are relevant to the topic, and that are not defamatory, liable, obscene, racist, abusive, sexist, anti-Semitic, threatening, hateful or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be excluded permanently from making contributions. Please view our declaimer above this article. We thank you in advance for complying with VINO's policy.

Weather


Follow Us On

Disclaimer: All comments posted on Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) are the sole views and opinions of the commentators and or bloggers and do not in anyway represent the views and opinions of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online and its parent company.