No appointment required for vaccination in St Kitts and Nevis

No appointment required for vaccination in St Kitts and Nevis
No appointment required for vaccination in St Kitts and Nevis

At the meeting of the National Assembly at Parliamentary Chambers, Minister of Health Akilah Byron-Nisbett, now the person who wants to get vaccinated, can now get vaccination without any appointment. This statement was given on September 30 during her presentation.

Minister Byron-Nisbett said, “The Ministry of Health aims to remove all barriers to the access to vaccination. There is now no appointment needed for a vaccination with the Pfizer vaccine. Persons can simply walk into the various clinics during the scheduled hours for vaccination and be vaccinated.”

Minister Byron-Nisbett additionally said that the Federation had acquired 1000 additional doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Some more doses are supposed to be received by the country. This would lead the citizens to choices of two vaccine choices at their clinics, inclusive of the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines.

Health Centers in St. Kitts would remain open on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Sundays, Basseterre, Tabernacle and Old Road would remain open between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., while all the other centres would be opening from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Minster added, “As more people are protected from COVID-19 through vaccination, our goals of achieving maximal closeness again, reducing travel restrictions, masking and distancing stipulations will undoubtedly be closer to attainment. Clearly, not only have vaccines protected us for decades but it has been proven that vaccines will continue to help us with our usual, traditional existential way of life and safeguard us from deadly and debilitating vaccine-preventable diseases. We need all hands on deck. We need persons to comply with the protocols, we need persons to take the vaccine. Both the non-pharmaceutical measures and the vaccines in combination save lives, and the evidence is irrefutable. Remember, the decisions we all make can be the difference between life and death.”

Minister, while appreciating the invaluable role of frontline and essential workers and caregivers She also appreciated every person, family and community, those have been working collaboratively.