St. Kitts and Nevis has received 5000 additional doses of the Oxford Astrazeneca vaccine.
In his address to the nation on Friday, Prime Minister Harris said the government continues to explore other options to have more vaccines available to our people as we move towards our goal of having at least 70 percent of the population vaccinated.
“I have been engaged with a number of CARICOM Heads and through bilateral diplomatic arrangements we have secured an additional 5,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines. These vaccines have an expiration date of August 31, 2021.”
The Prime Minister said “vaccines are a scarce and precious commodity” and urged persons to take advantage of the opportunity to get vaccinated.
“I therefore urge everyone to make use of the opportunity to become vaccinated while supplies last. This will enable us to achieve in the shortest possible time the stronger and safer future that we deserve. In due course I will be communicating to you the changes we will be making to our protocols as we seek to reopen our country safely.”
The Prime Minister informed that the additional 5 thousand doses are already in the federation and the vaccination program will restart on Thursday, July 08, 2021.
June 30, 2021 was the final day for administering the remaining doses of AstraZeneca vaccines which were obtained from the Government of India and through the COVAX Facility.