BVI News

Only minors and pregnant women not verified for COVID vaccine

Dr Ronald Georges

Chief Medical Officer Dr Richard Georges has assured that minors under 18 and pregnant women are the only groups that have not been verified to take the AstraZeneca vaccine now available in the BVI.

“The initial studies that the regulator used to prove the vaccine did not include persons under 18 years and pregnant women. So basically the vaccine is currently licensed in the UK and Europe for over 18 years of age and non-pregnancy. Those are the only two contra-indications at this point,” Dr Georges explained.

Dr Georges explained that despite the current findings, things could change as data is still being collected on the two excluded groups.

Safe for people on medication

Dr Georges also assured the public that tests so far have proven that the vaccine is safe for immuno-compromised people and those who are on medication.

“There is no contra-indication based on medications or pre-existing conditions per se. Even persons who are immuno-compromised – that would be up to their physician to balance the risks and benefits for them in terms of vaccination,” Dr Georges assured.

However, the Chief Medical Officer said persons who are taking blood-thinners must reveal this to vaccinators as certain precautions need to be taken.

Recently, it was revealed that the United Kingdom government will be covering all expenses associated with any negative side effects suffered by BVI residents who opt to take the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.


Copyright 2021 BVI News, Media Expressions Limited. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or distributed.


Disclaimer: BVI News and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the comments below or other interaction among the users.

  1. SMH says:

    Good Luck with that One!

    Like 8
    Dislike 7
  2. Ted says:

    Save your puppets for the masses. I ain’t taking it.

    Like 11
    Dislike 11
  3. hmmm says:

    cos it is dangerous

    Like 5
    Dislike 3
  4. BVISLANDER says:

    Don’t let them fool you, or try to school you.
    If they love us like they say that they do, they would make sure this vaccine is properly tested, I was not made to make others feel good about themselves and I will not keep ip image for anyone, it’s only one thing God told me in his words to die for and that’s the “gospel”

    Like 7
    Dislike 4
  5. Smh says:

    So you sending me to go get pregnant then lol

    Like 8
    Dislike 2
  6. Anonymous says:

    How about making it mandatory for all work permit holders to get the vaccine especially the older ones. # test dummies

    Like 5
    Dislike 11
  7. MENTAL says:

    The world Health Organization has said that the Corona Virus did not start at the Wuhan Seafood Market and are currently investigating to find its true origin. This fact alone should raise a question mark in the minds of those queuing up for the vaccine. Meanwhile some are boasting about how intelligent they are.

    Like 5
    Dislike 3
  8. West says:

    The last time I checked, BIO TECH, had to do with radio active. So good luck ingesting that and was NOT approved by the FDA!

    Like 3
    Dislike 3
  9. Concerned for BVi says:

    The AZD1222 vaccine against COVID-19 has an efficacy of 63.09% against symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection.Feb 11, 2021. Moderna & Phizer have 95% efficacy. Big difference….

Leave a Comment