53.7 % of population receives first dose of COVID vaccine in SKN 

Saint Kitts and Nevis island has recorded a turnout, around 53.7 per cent of the target population has now received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Saint Kitts and Nevis: Saint Kitts and Nevis island has recorded a turnout, around 53.7 per cent of the target population has now received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

According to the report, a total of 17,736 individuals received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine till 27 May 2021. 

On 27 May 2021, a total of 957 doses of the vaccine have been administered in St Kitts and Nevis, and around 701 individuals received their first dose while around 24,297 doses have been administered in total. 

A total of 6,561 people have received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and are now fully vaccinated against the mutant, which is 19.9 per cent of the population of St Kitts and Nevis.

Dr Cameron Wilkinson, who is the Medical Chief of Staff at the JNF hospital on the administration of vaccines, asserted, “This is significant as 53.7 per cent of adults over the age of 18 have done what is right for themselves, the children of this blessed nation and the elderly and frail.”

He further added to his statement, “Even the adults who refuse to protect themselves will get protection as our nation moves closer to herd immunity. Continue to come forward and do what is right for all.”

On 27 May 2021, the island recorded four new positive cases of coronavirus, taking the total number of the COVID-19 cases toll to sixty-eight. A total of forty-five individuals have been recovered from the deadly coronavirus and are discharged now. 

Till now, the twin-islands have not reported a single death due to the COVID-19 mutant. 

Following are the measures by the ministry of health of SKN to prevent the spread of Coronavirus – COVID-19

  • Frequently washing hands with soap, water or an alcohol-based solution.
  • Always cover the nose and mouth with a bent elbow or tissue when one gets sneeze or cough and dispose of the tissue immediately and wash your hands.
  • Avoid touching face, mainly eyes, nose or mouth, to prevent the coronavirus from entering the body.
  • In terms of social interaction, stay at least one metre or at 6 feet distance.
  • If anyone feels unwell, they must stay home and follow all the instructions provided by the local health authorities.