(BVI News) The United Kingdom government will be covering all expenses associated with any negative side effects suffered by BVI residents who opt to take the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
This is according to the Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronald Georges, who made the disclosure during a recent interview with JTV News.
Dr Georges said that under the present vaccine procurement agreement between the UK and the BVI government, the UK has agreed to cover all medical expenses that stem from any side effects linked to taking the vaccine.
“In delivering the vaccines to us, the UK has looked at some of these issues. So there is an indemnification that the UK government is providing for these types of issues. What that is, is that they are looking at the potential for risk and they the UK are covering it, because those are some of the conditions under which the vaccine is procured and is also being distributed,” Dr Georges exolained.