by Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): “[June 2] is the last day you can go and be guaranteed a first and second shot to be fully vaccinated from this current batch of vaccine before another batch arrives. Even after you can continue to come in and get your first shot as this gives you a 76 percent [chance of] protection before you get your second dose.”
So says the Medical Chief of Staff at the Joseph N France General Hospital during the Emergency briefing hosted by the National Emergency Operations Center on Tuesday, June 1, emphasizing health officials’ commitment to use every shot.
After June 2, people will be given a 12-week interval until the next dose as St. Kitts and Nevis seeks to secure more vaccines.
Currently, there is no indication as to when the next set of doses are expected to arrive in the Federation.
“[By] when we expect to receive the next batch of vaccines; currently [there is no word] on the date for the next batches but we are hopeful… [as soon as] we get confirmation on the exact date we will come back and provide that information,” explained Akilah Byron Nisbett, minister with responsibility for Health.
Sixty percent of the targeted population (33,037) have received the first dose and 23 percent of the target have received the second dose and are on their way to being fully vaccinated.
Four weeks and 13,851 doses to go.