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Over 6% of BVI’s population vaccinated so far

Over 6% of BVI’s population vaccinated so far

A total of 2,050 persons have been vaccinated in the British Virgin Islands as at Tuesday, February 23.
Based on estimates from the World Bank’s data catalogue which places the territory’s population at 30,030, the number of people vaccinated so far represents a little more than six per cent of the BVI populace.

Of the total 2,050 persons vaccinated, Health Minister Carvin Malone said 1,560 of them are from the main island of Tortola. He said 396 persons have been vaccinated on Virgin Gorda while 60 are from Anegada. The remaining 34 are from Jost Van Dyke.

At this rate, the BVI might be able to inoculate at least 10 per cent of its population by the end of this week.

The Health Ministry had suspended its online registration for vaccinations a week ago but Malone said the online portal went live 10 am today, February 24.

“Due to space constraints and clinical operations, vaccinations will be administered at the Theresa Blyden/Capoons Bay Clinic on a very limited, (appointment only) basis on Wednesday the 24th. Details of the opening of a more spacious and approved vaccination site in Carrot Bay will be announced shortly,” Malone said in his latest vaccination update.

“Plans for the opening of sites in Cane Garden Bay and North Sound, VG are being finalised and would be announced. Contract details and approvals for private medical facilities to offer free vaccination services are being finalised and will be announced,” he added.

In the meantime, approved and operational vaccination sites are as follows:

• Jost Van Dyke Clinic
• Capoons Bay Clinic (limited services)
• R & R Malone Complex
• Road Town Catholic Church Centre
• East End / Long Look Seven-day Adventist
• Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Complex
• Romalia Smith Clinic (Anegada)

Persons can contact the Ministry of Health by email at covid19vaccine@gov.vg or by calling (284) 468-2286 or (284) 468-2287 for more information.

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