by Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) – More than 2,000 people have received the second dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and more than 15,000 people have received the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
At the media briefing organized by the National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC), Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hazel Laws revealed the numbers as of Tuesday, May 11.
“As of Tuesday, May 11, a total of 14,968 vaccine doses have been administered in the Federation with 11,466 in St. Kitts and Nevis, 3,502 in Nevis,” Dr. Laws reported.
That meant that 41.6 percent of the target population – that’s adults who comprise 70 percent of the total population – have received their first jab of the coronavirus vaccine.
The number of persons who had received both doses administered 8 – 12 weeks apart, stood at 1,237, as of Tuesday, just about four percent of the target group.
Wednesday’s figures showed that the number of people to receive their first doses of the vaccine had risen to 15,567 – 11,855 on St Kitts and 3,709 on Nevis. That’s just over 40 percent of the target population.
The number of people fully vaccinated was, as of Wednesday (May 12), 1,746 or just over five percent of the target population.