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VI receives new batch of 2000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses

-New shipment has longer shelf life; will last until January 31, 2022
The Virgin Islands on October 7, 2021, received a new shipment of 2000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines, and this time, the doses have a much longer shelf life than before. Photo: GIS/Facebook
The longer shelf life was confirmed by Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) at the receipt of the vaccines on Beef Island. Photo: GIS/Facebook
The longer shelf life was confirmed by Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) at the receipt of the vaccines on Beef Island. Photo: GIS/Facebook
BEEF ISLAND, VI – The Virgin Islands on October 7, 2021, received a new shipment of 2000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines, and this time, the doses have a much longer shelf life than before.

This was confirmed by Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) at the receipt of the vaccines on Beef Island in a report from the Government Information Service.

“For the first time, we now have a longer shelf life, it will be available until the 31st of January [2022], and it is important for us to remember that if we are to save life and save the economy, we have to get as many of our population vaccinated as possible,” he said.

The Minister in encouraging persons to take the jab reminded that the vaccination does not eliminate the chances of infection, rather lowers the rate of hospitalization and the incidence of death.

VI continues to protect its citizens – Hon Malone

He said across the region, the virus continues to ravage economies and hence, the VI will continue to invest in all the infrastructure required to protect its citizens.

Meanwhile, Governor of the Virgin Islands H.E. John J. Ranking CMG said the latest batch of vaccines is another demonstration of the UK’s pledge to supply jabs to the territory.

Governor Ranking encouraged those who are unvaccinated to get vaccinated which will allow for the safe and full re-opening of the territory on the road ‘back to safety.” 

He said to date, some 60% of the territory have now received at least one dose of the vaccine, and just over 50% have been double vaccinated.

13 Responses to “VI receives new batch of 2000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses”

  • Shame Shame (09/10/2021, 12:53) Like (24) Dislike (15) Reply
    All we got from the uk in 20 years is some vaccine and a COI
    • Hmm (09/10/2021, 14:05) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      Sounds like you’ve been lied to.
    • Really? (10/10/2021, 08:53) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      So After Irma and Maria the help we got the to open the airport to get electricity and to stop the looting??? Was that fairies. UK gives us more than we give it right now
  • cay (09/10/2021, 13:18) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    well saw
  • Futuro (09/10/2021, 13:43) Like (26) Dislike (6) Reply
    So now look out for the pressure on people to take the jabs.
    That means cases going to skyrocket,
    Lies and fear.
    People stand firm and give Jah thanks and praises
  • WHAT!!! (09/10/2021, 14:07) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    “Shame Shame”
    Shame on you telling lies.
  • imported poison (09/10/2021, 14:19) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    Make sure all the malones tek it first
  • LBM (09/10/2021, 17:14) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    The sooner the politicians remove themselves from this discussion then the sooner more people would warm up to the idea of getting vaccinated. We do not trust anything out of this govt mouth!
  • LBM (09/10/2021, 17:14) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    The sooner the politicians remove themselves from this discussion then the sooner more people would warm up to the idea of getting vaccinated. We do not trust anything out of this govt mouth!
  • Voter 7 (09/10/2021, 17:52) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    For years governments pushing back on UK involving in the BVI. We where told by government not to trust the UK all of a sudden we are willing to go along with this vaccination agenda.

    How much money is involved in selling out your people . How are you willing to go Mr. Minister?
    You now want to vaccinate or kids mot knowing the effect it will have

    I forgot you guys already know
  • resident (09/10/2021, 18:17) Like (8) Dislike (23) Reply
    Thank you UK! We are lucky you are looking out for us, in all sorts of ways.
    • @resident (10/10/2021, 10:16) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      You & others must have been born yesterday. It’s the least they can do. Go read a few books yea.
  • Umm (11/10/2021, 16:38) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    why is this the only vaccine offered? where are the other options people should have a choice


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