by Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) — As at Wednesday, March 03, 2021, a total of 2085 persons have been vaccinated with the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine in St. Kitts and Nevis.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hazel Laws made that disclosure at the March 03 COVID-19 Press Briefing at the National Emergency Management Agency headquarters.
“Between [February 22] and [March 02], we vaccinated a total of 1,356 persons…but today alone [March 03], we vaccinated 729 persons… In other words, we reached 6.3 percent of our target population. I am happy to share that I am included in [those] 729 persons.”
Interested persons are asked to visit their nearest health centre to make an appointment or wait in line until called. Information required when making the appointment or visiting the health center includes an individual’s name, age, occupation, address, phone number, and information on any existing health conditions.
People 80 years and older are asked to contact their doctor for medical advice before taking the vaccine.
After receiving the vaccine, you will be issued a COVID-19 vaccination card. The second dose is to be administered 10 weeks later.