by Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Pfizer vaccines will arrive in St. Kitts and Nevis on Thursday, August 12, 2021, following a donation by the United States government to some CARICOM member states.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hazel Laws during her presentation at the August 11 edition of the COVID-19 media briefing said “we are expecting the first of three shipments tomorrow [August 12]. The shipment we expect will contain approximately 11,700 doses and the Ministry of Health has made all the preparations in terms of receiving these vaccines.”.
People 12 years and older are eligible to take the Pfizer vaccine.
According to an official statement sent to the Caribbean Media Corporation, Washington said the six CARICOM countries to receive the first shipment of the vaccines are Trinidad and Tobago, the Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, St. Kitts-Nevis and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
It said that Trinidad and Tobago will receive 305,370 dozes of the Pfizer vaccine, Bahamas, 397,000, Antigua and Barbuda 17,550, Barbados, 70,200, St Kitts and Nevis, 11,700 and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 35,100.