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COVID booster shots opened to all residents from Jan 4, 2022

COVID booster shots opened to all residents from Jan 4, 2022

All residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) will have access to COVID-19 booster shots from January 4, 2022, according to the Pfizer and COVID booster shot roll-out schedule published by the Government of the Virgin Islands.

This comes as Phase 1 of vaccination for public and private healthcare workers, and members of the House of Assembly, Governor, and Deputy Governor's office commenced on December 18, 2021, and is currently ongoing for Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs.

Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ronald E. Georges had previously indicated that healthcare and frontline workers, senior government officials, senior citizens, immune-compromised persons, and children ages 12-17 have been declared priority groups and will be vaccinated first.


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Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ronald E. Georges had previously indicated that healthcare and frontline workers, senior government officials, senior citizens, immune-compromised persons, and children ages 12-17 have been declared priority groups and will be vaccinated first.

Persons have also been urged to remain vigilant during this festive season and reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 by washing and/or sanitising hands for 20 seconds, wearing masks properly by ensuring masks covers nose and mouth, physically distancing (>3ft) and covering coughs and sneezes regardless of your vaccination status.

Vaccinations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as directed by the vaccination schedule.

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