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Aggressive campaign coming to ramp up vaccination

Health & Social Development Minister Carvin Malone

Health Minister Carvin Malone has announced that the government will be embarking on an aggressive marketing campaign to encourage more people to take the remaining COVID-19 vaccines available in the BVI.

In a statement on March 25, Minister Malone also revealed that a Community Outreach Committee has been formed to educate and inform all residents of the importance and benefits of being vaccinated.

This planned campaign comes amid the announcement that the first batch of vaccines the BVI received in early February will expire before the end of the second quarter of 2021.

And with another 12,000 AstraZeneca doses set to arrive in the territory, Minister Malone said the BVI’s vaccine supply could pause as global demand for the vaccine increases.

As such he said persons should take the shots while they are available.

“Because of this worldwide phenomenon — [both] the European Union government, the Indian government have [a great] demand on this (vaccine) so they have announced that they will disrupt the supply to the United Kingdom. This may well have consequences for us,” Malone explained.

So far, 7,000 persons have taken the AstraZeneca jabs in the BVI.

The government said it is aiming to vaccinate at least 70 per cent of the population to ensure there is herd immunity against the new virus.

Vaccination has been linked to the full and safe reopening of the battered BVI economy.

Just this week, Premier Fahie announced that cruise passengers who are getting ready to travel the world later this year, are already indicating they would prefer to interact with populations that have taken the COVID-19 jabs.

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  1. Rubber Duck says:

    In time people will find that they cannot travel or even mix in crowds unless they are vaccinated. It’s free. Not one of the 7000 so far vaccinated has reported bad side effects.

    The stupid self appointed juju men should be ignored and everyone get the vaccine while it is in date and free.

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    • Tongue Fu says:

      @Rubber Duck

      Your approach alone will turn off more people. You are a condescending, know it all prick. How can one man speak for 7000 people??

      I had a brother sick in bed for 14 days because he took the Astrazenneca. The Man thought he would die.

      Again this is a private and personal decision for each individual to make. Respect people’s beliefs and right to choose as I am sure they respect yours. Just because someone has a different view that does not mean he is dumb or ignorant.

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      • Rubber Duck says:

        A light needs to be shone on ignorance.

        I don’t believe your brother story for a moment.

      • Bvi says:

        Let the Goverment relax the quarantine restrictions then watch everyone run and get the vaccine!! Bush tea isn’t going to help you then

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        • Tonge Fu says:


          Scaremongering won’t help either. Continue to make a mockery of God given natural herbs that have been used and proven effective for thousands of years before modern science became a business. Again respect other people’s beliefs don’t look down on them.

          Really ironic that when a person takes astrazenneca vaccine and dies they blame it on underlying conditions. However if they get covid they don’t blame it on underlying conditions but Covid.

          Open up the country and let us move on by doing the basics right.

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      • Rubber Duck says:

        Aren’t you the clown who thinks the moon landings were faked?


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  2. Aggressive? says:

    Careful now…I’m thinking you are about to hold me down and “jab” me against my will. First there were talks about employers forcing their employees, then the talk about what the cruise ship tourist prefers and now the Minister is talking about aggressive measures. My goodness!

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    • What? says:

      Thumb Up Button Broken, or turned off so we the people can’t show our distain for Government forcing the DNA altering, aborted baby girl celled and God only knows what else is in these vaxxines.

      Stop turning off your Thumbs, please.

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      • @What? says:

        Please don’t confuse the different types of vaccine that are available. The Oxfoed/AstraZeneca vaccine is not based on mRNA technology, but works the same way as the normal flu jab.

  3. Question Everything says:

    Since when do cruise ship visitors make health decisions for the people of the BVI?

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  4. incompetent says:

    Too late shall be the cry. You guys dropped the ball on this like everything else. Even your own boss, the Premier, [allegedly] said early on that he was not taking it. Don’t you think that this statement would work counter to what you are now trying to accomplish? Nothing that is put in this government’s hands it has the capacity to handle. Just an … bunch that represents the worst in us.

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  5. Hmm says:

    I do not trust the vaccine that is available to us. Why can’t we get the others? America does not even use the vaccine that we use. Further more a bunch of European counties discontinued its use.

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    • Styles. says:

      Facts please.

      The European countries already continued.

      The American vaccines need to be stored at -70 celcius.

      We can’t even keep our normal ice cream frozen here.

      And in America AstraZeneca was recently approved so they are starting quickly.

      Stop this nonsense please.

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  6. heckler says:

    Why cant you call the folks that were given stimulus packages to take the vaccine?

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  7. Styles. says:

    It’s segregation.

    The intelligent vs. the ignorant.

    Be smart and get your vaccine.

    No vaccine get left behind. Maybe we can drop all the people without a vaccine on an island where they can’t harm the rest. Ginger Island or something.

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    • Dr Magoo says:

      So smart you call it a vaccine.

      There are significant issues such as pathogenic priming and paradoxical immune enhancement phenomenon which means ‘vaccinated’ people may still develop the disease, get sicker and die.

      None of the current supposed ‘vaccines’ stop you catching or spreading, or dying from the virus.

      Then there is viral immune escape… severe mutations due to the supposed ‘vaccines’, at this point we are in real trouble…

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      • Rubber Duck says:

        Pseudo medico babble to impress the stupid.

        Millions have had the AZ vaccine with no serious side effects.

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      • Styles. says:

        @Dr Magoo

        Please, stop making stuff up.

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      • thinker says:

        Care to explain the fancy terminology so that it actually looks like you know what you are talking about?

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      • Real says:

        What are you talking about? This is utter non-sense. Educate yourself before you mislead the public!

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      • rrr says:

        @Dr Magoo. Sit down and shut up. You are an idiot who is trying to sound smart by spouting nonsense.

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        • Dr Magoo says:

          The ‘vaccines’ are leaky, which can only breed highly infectious variants.

          Every single time you have an immune response that is suboptimal in the presence of an infection, in the presence of a virus, that infected person risks immune escape. So that means the virus can escape the immune response.

          Most of the variants we have seen so far are as a result of the virus adapting to the immune system. What we will see between now and the end of the year is a number of variants which are driven by immunological selection, largely by the vaccines.

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    You could be aggressive with all the showcasing and we WILL NOT FALL FOR IT!!!!

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  9. SMH says:

    They knew since October 2020 that he vaccines were coming and we are now heading into April 2021 talking about ramping up. We have about 18,000 people to vaccinate in order to meet the percentage they wanted and still, look at us. Yes, people should be going forward for the vax but this Government has messed up every single thing lately.

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    • Lodger says:

      They have absolutely no idea how many people are here who qualify, ie not kids, not off island etc so 70% is how many again. They are going to have vaccine centres open sitting empty with no takers until we can get our second shots.

  10. lol says:

    Fiddling while rome is burning

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  11. Criminal says:

    Even if the BVI continues to vaccinate at the current rate, only 17,750 vaccinations will have been administered by 31-May-21. This is the date the first 20,000 doses expire. By my reckoning that means the BVI will be throwing away 2,250 doses of the vaccine, now that would be criminal!!!

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  12. begging you says:

    Please, please, please – I want to come visit and bring many $$$ for lobster, painkillers and the best sunsets on the planet. I’ve gotten my vaccine – now please, be reasonable and get your shots. that way we can actually spend some time together and have fun the way we used to.

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  13. Dr Mengele says:

    It’s not a vaccine, it is Experimental Gene Therapy, that is optimistically on trial until 2023. Anyone who takes it is a Guinea Pig for AstraZeneca.

    UK Gov Data: 4th January to 14th March for Oxford University/AstraZeneca Reports: Total Reactions 294,820 Fatal 326

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  14. here we go... says:

    This is a simple solution.
    Advise the world that we are opening our borders on 30th April, no Quarantine, no testing. Only vaccinated people are allowed to cross the boarders, arriving with a negative test.
    This will allow business to recover in historically a slow period, so naturally it will be light traffic and the introduction of COVID into the community will be slow.
    It will allow those sitting on the fence to get their jab and give ample time for those that do not want the jab to find jobs that do not put them at risk, get their affairs in order.
    How long must the island suffer from excuses like “i don’t like injections”, or the classic that cracks me up “i need to do more research”.
    Sorry Government but we have been quietly abiding your wish allowing lockdown, border close and s**t business for a year, the vaccination is a way out but we cannot wait, if people don’t want to help themselves that help the BVI recover then enough is enough and they must take the risk… COVID will never go away, LEARN TO LIVE WITH IT, because it has learnt to live here.

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  15. Online Now says:

    For so long we were led to believe that the bloggers did not represent the general public. That the ignorance displayed everyday was not representative.

    Well, we can clearly see exactly the numbers that don’t believe in progress, science and vaccines. It’s a shame but perhaps not a huge surprise. They will be left behind. I hope we are investing in ventilators for the overweight & elderly.

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    • @Online says:

      Sounds like the typical fox news jackass! What ventilator are you talking about? How many people around the world ended up on a ventilator strictly due to COVID? Give it a rest! There are other worst chronic diseases out there that are not asymptomatic so f**k off with the condescending bulls**t. People like you dont like us and would find any foolish excuse to spew your nastiness under the guise of caring. Go f**k yourself!

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  16. Bull s**t says:

    The devil is a liar my old granny always say…

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  17. Duh! says:

    It’s a form of natural selection. When we get Covid in here in a big way once the cruise ships come,the gene pool will improve because a lot of those who refuse the vaccine will die. Don’t be one of them, get vaccinated!

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    • @Duh says:

      But in reality not everyone will be able to take the vaccine for various health reasons and will need to get an exemption from their GP. People have recovered from COVID without the vaccine. Your argument makes no sense.

  18. @ Duh! says:

    Devil, God is the author of this world not you

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  19. Anonymous says:

    The best way to help the tourist industry is to allow entry of vaccinated persons with a negative test and not require them to quarantine for four days after arriving–get the money moving into the industry as soon as the vaccinated folks arrive!

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  20. Tax Payer says:

    Take the vaccine because I don’t want to be paying your giant hospital bills when you catch Covid.

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