Seven of the 16 COVID-19 vaccination centres the Ministry of Health is looking to set up in the British Virgin Islands are expected to be ready this week.
The respective locations from where these centres will operate are the Jost Van Dyke Clinic, the Capoons Bay Clinic, the R&R Malone Complex in Pockwood Pond, as well as the Catholic Church Community Centre and the Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Complex on Virgin Gorda. The other locations include the East End/Long Look Seventh-day Adventist Church on Tortola and the Romalia Smith Clinic on Anegada.
In a recent announcement, Health Minister Carvin Malone said officials have also been “extremely busy working with the teams to complete the [territory’s] online registration portal” to for COVID vaccination.
Just last Wednesday, the Health Ministry announced that it would be suspending its online registration portal for one week. That announcement followed an overwhelming response from residents willing to take the vaccine.
Minister reports no having side-effects
As for those with concerns about taking the vaccine, Minister Malone has publicly said he has not been experiencing any side-effects since getting inoculated for COVID-19.
Malone, who is the first person to be vaccinated against the coronavirus in the BVI, reported having “no fever, no swelling, no body aches, [and] no chills”. He gave that report 10 days after taking the first dosage. The minister is scheduled for his second dose next month.
Well in excess of 200 persons have taken the vaccine locally so far.
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