Persons wishing to further inoculate themselves against the COVID-19 virus and those who wish to take a first dose of the vaccine will be able to do so within the coming days.
According to a recent notice posted by the government, boosters and third doses of vaccines will be available in the BVI by the second week of December.
The notice also outlined the categories of persons who will be eligible for Pfizer boosters and third doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines.
It was noted that all persons with chronic diseases or those who are severely immunosuppressed will be eligible for a third dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Furthermore, all persons who have completed a second or third dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine at least three months ago will be eligible for a ‘Pfizer’ booster.
All persons 12 years and older and those who were previously unvaccinated will be eligible to receive two doses of Pfizer vaccination.
Recently Premier Andrew Fahie said some 60.6% of the population had already taken the first jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine while a further 55.3% had taken both jabs and are fully vaccinated.
Persons wishing to find out more details about the vaccines are asked to contact the government’s medical hotline at 284-852-7650 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.
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