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St Kitts and Nevis to start vaccine drive from 22 February onwards

St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr.Timothy Harris informed that the coronavirus vaccination plan is now ready; Covid 19 vaccination programme rollout starts on Monday, February 22nd, 2021.”

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St Kitts and Nevis: St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr.Timothy Harris informed that the coronavirus vaccination plan is now ready; Covid 19 vaccination programme rollout starts on Monday, February 22nd, 2021.”

Prime Minister Harris announced on February 18, during the first sitting of the National Assembly for the year.

In his statement, Dr.Harris said, “Our aim is not just for coverage of 20 percent of the people as is the goal of the COVAX facility just to have more than 70 percent population coverage, through achieving herd immunity and wide-scale protection of all our people here in St. Kitts and Nevis.”

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The Federation got two thousand (2,000) doses of vaccine from the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica last week and is set to receive an additional 21,600 doses by the end of February within the COVID-19 Global Access (COVAX) Facility.

Dr. Harris said the Federation’s vaccination plan would be rolled out in a phased approach, with the primary goals being to prevent death and serious diseases as much as possible, preserve the regular functioning of society, and to reduce the additional burden that COVID-19 is having on people already suffering vulnerabilities.

“Our plan is to ultimately reach enough COVID-19 vaccines to vaccinate at least 70 percent of our population to obtain the herd immunity threshold. We are in the method of developing the storage capacities for vaccines at our two main hospitals. The vaccines will be given from certain central storage points to the 17 Health Centers positioned on Nevis and on St. Kitts, which are the preferred vaccination sites at St Kitts & Nevis. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is giving technical support as we speak by training the community and public health teams to guarantee the success of this vaccine implementation programme,” Prime Minister Harris added.

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As part of the coronavirus vaccination plan, the National Immunization Committee developed a prioritization structure to guide the vaccination process, which will happen in three phases. As per Prime Minister Harris, the plan outlines each of the target or priority groups to be vaccinated in each stage.

The Ministry of Health is currently partnering with the IT Department to develop a registry populated with persons’ names to be injected and a database to facilitate a COVID -19 vaccine safety surveillance.

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