Weekend vaccination drive resumes on Saturday; PRO encourages residents to turn out before vaccines expire

To boost vaccination numbers and, reportedly, in response to the public’s request, the Ministry of Health will resume its weekend-vaccination drive on Saturday, March 26.

Numbers for the fully vaccinated remain at just over 62,000, while the partially vaccinated stand at 2,286.

Jenoure Smith-Kellman, Public Relations Officer in the Ministry of Health, confirms that vaccinations are taking place at the usual locations; however, this weekend’s drive will take place at the American University of Antigua, which is collaborating with the Ministry.

Smith-Kellman says that residents can get their first, second and booster shots of the Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm and Pfizer vaccines at this time.

She says that shots for children aged 12 to 18 will also be administered.

The Public Relations Officer is appealing to persons who are yet to take the jab to do so.  This is also to avoid Health officials having to discard the vaccines, some of which will expire at the end of the month.