St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) – The Federation received another donation of COVID-19 vaccines from the United States of America.
On Thursday, December 9 St. Kitts and Nevis received an additional 6,300 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
The shipment arrived at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport around 7:00 p.m. with U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Larry Socha. It was accepted by the Operations Manager of the Joseph N. France General Hospital, Ms Gail Cranston.
This shipment is the second donation received from the U.S. Government following a donation of 11,700 vaccine doses that arrived in August, bringing the total doses donated to 18,000.
As of December 9, 53.4 percent of the total population of St. Kitts and Nevis has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Speaking on behalf of the St. Kitts and Nevis government, Chief Medical Officer Dr Hazel Laws expressed appreciation of this donation from the U.S. Government and said it would help mitigate the impact of the expected fourth wave of infections with Delta and now Omicron yet to reach our shores.
In a release, Representative from the U.S. Embassy in Barbados Larry Socha complimented the Federations vaccination rate and was quoted as saying, “The vaccination rate here clearly shows the people of St. Kitts and Nevis are committed to defeating this pandemic. Our donations of these Pfizer vaccines, free of charge and with no strings attached, demonstrate the United States will continue to be your partner in saving lives and stopping the spread of COVID-19.”