Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN)- The Federation intends to boost its response to the coronavirus pandemic with the arrival of 20,000 AstraZeneca vaccines from India, Sunday night.
Premier Mark Brantley at his recent press Thursday (February 25) announced that the vaccines were due on Friday or the weekend.
” St. Lucia is to receive as well, St. Vincent and the Grenadines is to receive as well, Suriname is to receive as well, Antigua and Barbuda is to receive as well…so India is assisting all of those countries, ” Brantley said while pointing out that India had already assisted Barbados and the Commonwealth of Dominica.
Both Barbados and Dominica shared their supplies with their regional neighbours.
Dominica reportedly donated 2000 vaccines on Thursday, February 11 to St Kitts and Nevis.
Last week close to 700 people here had reportedly received their first dose of the vaccine with a second dose scheduled for 10 weeks later.
As vaccines continue to arrive, officials are encouraging everyone to get the vaccine so that the estimated 53,000 people in the country could quickly develop population immunity from COVID-19.