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Over 400 takes jab on day 1 of COVID vaccination drive-thru

Reports from local health officials are that day one of the government’s weekend vaccination campaign dubbed Operation Protect Each Other Drive-Thru Vaccination saw more than 400 persons taking AstraZeneca jab.
Approximately 357 persons received their first dose, while 75 persons received their second dose.

The campaign continues today, Sunday, July 18 as the territory’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 15 and hospitalisations because of the virus remain at 27 persons.

Health Minister Carvin Malone has thanked Governor John Rankin and the United Kingdom in providing the AstraZeneca vaccines. He also announced that another shipment of vaccines and rapid test kits will be arriving into the territory within the week.

The drive-thru will allow vehicles to enter the eastern gate of the festival grounds and occupants will be able to register, get inoculated, receive their cards and drive off in the convenience of their cars.

Persons aged 18 and older are advised to pre-fill registration forms available online walk with government-issued identification, wear their face masks as well as short-sleeved tops for easy access to getting the vaccine.
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