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Vaccination Rates Across the Region Steadily Rising

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by Kevon Browne

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The global vaccination drive has officially soared past the number of confirmed cases with a whopping 300 million people being vaccinated as of March 10, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

At home, the total number of first ‘jabs’ as of March 12 is 6,227 with 4,509 on St. Kitts and 1,718 on Nevis.

With vaccines currently available for 10,000 people in the federation, there are enough vaccines to provide another three thousand with first jabs barring any plan by the health officials to save some in case of community spread.

Taking a look in the region, Barbados has administered approximately 50,703 doses of COVID-19 vaccine as of March 12 along with:

Antigua and Barbuda – 21,730

St. Lucia – 17,389

Grenada – 3,000

And as of March 11:

The Commonwealth of Dominica – 13,565

St. Vincent and the Grenadines – 7,759

Trinidad and Tobago recently started its drive with 440 first doses.

Jamaica received its first 50,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, donated by the Government of India, and started administering the vaccine on March 10.

Reuters added a disclaimer stating “This vaccine rollout data is reported by the number of doses of coronavirus vaccines administered, not the number of people who have been vaccinated. Because most vaccines require two doses and many countries have different schedules to deliver the second dose, we don’t know with this data how many people have ultimately received both doses.”

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