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VI Gov't seeking to purchase storage facility for Pfizer & Moderna vaccines

- UK Gov't pledges to supply both brands of the vaccine
Picture illustration of vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels. The [British] Virgin Islands is seeking to purchase a cold storage to have both vaccines available in the territory. Photo: Reuters/File
Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) said the process has started to procure a suitable storage facility that will enable the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to reach the Virgin Islands (VI). Photo: GIS/File
Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) said the process has started to procure a suitable storage facility that will enable the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to reach the Virgin Islands (VI). Photo: GIS/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) said the process has started to procure a suitable storage facility that will enable the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to reach the Virgin Islands (VI).

“As an update, your government is seeking to purchase a super sub-zero cold storage facility that would be required for the storage of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines,” Hon Malone said during a live COVID-19 update on social media and radio yesterday, September 20, 2021.

He said the British Government has also pledged to supply all the amounts of both vaccines required for eligible persons, including the school-aged children from 12 to 17.

In the interim, Minister Malone said the territory would be working closely with the US Virgin Islands (USVI) to continue with the vaccination partnership efforts “until our facilities are completed here.”

Vaccination figures

“To date, the vaccination rate stands at 49.2 % representing 14,764 persons being registered as fully vaccinated. Another 2,629 persons await their second doses, which once completed, the number of persons being fully vaccinated will be 57.9%, representing 17,393 persons,” he said.

The Health Minister said while these figures are headed in the right direction, the fact remains that the VI is seeking to obtain a fully vaccinated goal of 75 % of its population, which will represent 22,500 persons.

“We are not there yet!” however, “The UK Government continues to honour its pledge to supply the total number of AstraZeneca vaccine doses required for all eligible persons residing in the VI,” Hon Malone stated.

15 Responses to “VI Gov't seeking to purchase storage facility for Pfizer & Moderna vaccines”

  • ow (21/09/2021, 11:16) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    Poor Fella. Bought and sold out.
  • math (21/09/2021, 11:49) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    .75 x 32500=
    Hire brains
  • Lucifer (21/09/2021, 12:10) Like (6) Dislike (14) Reply
    Excellent news although I suspect the bigger issue will be keeping the power consistently on to keep it cold.
  • Great Warning Before Impact (21/09/2021, 12:29) Like (19) Dislike (14) Reply
    Science is from Satan. Creation is from YAHWEH The Almighty Creator of Heaven and earth. U and ur antichrist thugs mess with ELOHIM'S creation, that includes Humans DNA like the fallen angels did in the days of Noah u will be destroyed by Elohim himself in the Day of His wrath. Read REVELATION.
    • You believe this? (21/09/2021, 19:38) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
      "Science is from Satan": If you truly believe this then I now understand more fully the plight of this poor place
    • In defence of freedom rights (21/09/2021, 20:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Great warning before impact.
      Is this your usual way of airing your mouth?
      No wise people in all countries want terrorist, neither do they want a theoretical dreamer like you.
      Please, sir, stop exhausting foolishness out of your mind. School children may come to know your capacity level, and laugh you to scorn.
  • watch out (21/09/2021, 12:49) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    The ancestors are watching ...
  • BS! (21/09/2021, 13:07) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    So why exactly do we need/want/benefit from another "brand" of the vaccine? Please, Minister of Health, discuss with us so we understand the supposed benefits of these. You are obviously fully informed and have a strong understanding of the usefulness of these new wonder drugs.
  • Concern Virgin Islander (21/09/2021, 13:18) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
    Good afternoon Hon Malone i am writing this in hopes that you can stop and listen for one second. As minister of health you are not looking or promoting alternative paths forward which is a issue for some people out hear. You are just about vaccine and this percentage for herd immunity that keeps moving around.
    Lets have and open dialogue with Dr. Georges and whom ever else of your chose with all the science and facts that you keep referring to.
    And than and only than we will entertain kids in you vaccine mandate.
    Sign
    Concern Virgin Islander
    PS the last Censor was 12 years ago in that time we Imra and Maria as well as Covid 19 and you still feeling the Population is 30,000 plus
    check your numbers Please
  • Fully Vaxx (21/09/2021, 13:50) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    6982 more souls for your moving goal polls
    that will bring the total to 24375 souls being jab multiply with all the new boosters that will be giving
    hmmmmm
  • Why not Johnson and Johnson (21/09/2021, 14:25) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    Until these Vaxine company make their profit targets, covid will be with us for long...Its all amount money, profit...The Vaccine works but they are not full proof ..Its all about the dollars, the profit..
  • The (21/09/2021, 15:38) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
    The mark of the Beast is upon us. 1st the "Jaab" then the chip.
    • In defence of freedom rights (21/09/2021, 20:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ The
      You are a theoretical minded person that is unable to prove you points of objections against the use of anti-covid-19 virus vaccines. This Mark-of-the-beast, and chip talk that you are tryng to inject into the minds of people are proof less rambling at best. Stop exposing your ignorance to others.
  • Sir sir! (22/09/2021, 02:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sir try pushing for Monoclonal treatments in your hospital!!! We do not have this vital treatment available!! C’ mon!!!
  • broke (23/09/2021, 09:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I thought the government said they don't have no money but they find money to buy storage facility to store vaccines.


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