Brantley asks citizens to get COVID vaccine

Saint Kitts and Nevis: The Premier of Nevis – Mark Brantley, has asked the residents to get themselves vaccinated against the COVID-19 mutant in order to defeat the virus.

He also shared the novel coronavirus data that shows that as of 17 June 2021, a total of 5,005 individuals on Nevis island have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and a total of 2,733 residents of Nevis received their second jab of the coronavirus vaccine and are fully vaccinated against the deadly mutant.

The Premier of Nevis has also advised the citizens not to get careless regarding the COVID-19 situation. While in conversation with WINN FM’s (Tea morning show), Brantley stated that “The COVID-19 situation is emerging, and we can only reply to the data which is available to us and make arrangements according to it.”

Brantley further urged the citizens of Nevis to take the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, which is available for free at the health centres across the island.

According to the Premier of Nevis, St Kitts and Nevis island could avoid the curfews and lockdowns by achieving herd immunity against the COVID-19 mutant, which would lead the sister islands to re-open and to get back to the everyday lifestyle.

Brantley added that the future of the island not only resides in the hands of the government but in the hands of every individual of the country.

Following the statement, he added that “It is difficult for me to say where the country would be in three months unless our people realize that where we are going to be, depends on them.”

“I hope that our people would go out and get themselves vaccinated. We would get our numbers up to the point where we are comfortable enough to open our borders and open our doors. Our people have to step up,” Brantley concluded.

Recently, the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis island – Timothy Harris, announced a state of emergency that would be in effect till 6 July 2021 amid the novel coronavirus situation.