The government turns to neighbouring islands for more vaccines

The government will be moving to acquire more vaccines from neighbouring islands as its current stocks become depleted. 

Information Minister Melford Nicholas announced on Thursday (October 7) that stocks of Oxford AstraZeneca and Pfizer BioNTec are very close to exhaustion. 

Therefore, he says that the government has decided to turn to Dominica and St. Vincent to supplement the stock immediately through contributions.

Nicholas says this is being done in the interim until a re-supply from the source countries arrives on the island. 

Nicholas attributes the quick depletion of the vaccines to the government’s mandatory vaccination programme, which has had an impact on the slowing of the disease and consumption of the most desirable drugs.

Nicholas says that those people who choose to be vaccinated are acting wisely to protect themselves and their loved-ones, and by extension the entire country.

“Those who persist in remaining un-vaccinated are assuming a level of risk that is dangerous to themselves and to their loved-ones,” this week’s Cabinet Notes say.