CMO urges all inoculated residents to take the booster shot, preferably original drug, as public roll-out begins today

Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Rhonda Sealy-Thomas is urging residents to get their booster shots at any of the vaccination centres across Antigua and Barbuda.

The public roll-out for boosters commenced today, December 16, for persons over the age of 18.  However, Dr. Sealy-Thomas says that others persons, including those who are immuno-compromised, began receiving their third shot since early December.

While some healthcare professionals have recommended the mixing of vaccines, the CMO says that persons should try, as far as possible, to take the drug they first got.

Going forward, she says that Antigua and Barbuda, like the rest of the world, has to be prepared to live with the COVID-19 virus for many more years.

The CMO also encourages those who are yet to be inoculated to do so immediately, especially since there is a new, highly transmissible variant.