by Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Ten weeks after the official rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine program, St. Kitts and Nevis began the administration of second doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.
According to the St. Kitts Health Promotion Unit Facebook page, 127 second doses were administered as of Tuesday, May 4. On day two of the initial vaccination rollout Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hazel Laws reported at that time 117 people received their first dose.
Among the 127 people receiving second doses, Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris, Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards, Minister of Tourism Lindsay Grant, Minister of Education Jonel Powell, Minister of Health Akilah Byron-Nisbett, and Attorney General Vicent Byron Jr. received a second shot of the vaccine.
Byron-Nisbett in a Facebook post wrote, “My COVID-19 Vaccination Card is now stamped with the COVID-19 Vaccination Program official stamp to indicate that I’ve had my 2 doses!
Vaccines are the safest way to end the Pandemic! We need to get back to some form of normalcy, we need to get people working again! Vaccination is how we will do it!”
She also reminded people who were vaccinated the week of February 22 that it was time for their second shot.
In Nevis, on Wednesday, May 5, Premier Mark Brantley and his wife, Junior Minister of Health Dr. Hazel Brandy-Williams and several Permanent Secretaries in the Nevis Island Administration also took their second vaccination shot.
The total number of doses administered now stands at 13, 070; 9,962 on St. Kitts and 3,108 on Nevis.