Antigua and Barbuda: Cabinet members fully vaccinated

Office of the Prime Minister on Thursday announced that all the cabinet members of the government are now fully vaccinated in Antigua and Barbuda. 

Antigua and Barbuda: Office of the Prime Minister on Thursday announced that all the cabinet members of the government are now fully vaccinated in Antigua and Barbuda. 

“On the heels of healthcare workers receiving their second dose of the COVID-19 Astra-Zeneca vaccine, members of cabinet gathered at the office of the Prime Minister to receive their second dose, officially making them fully inoculated against COVID-19 pandemic,” said the office of Prime Minister Gaston Browne. 

Apart from this, Cricket West Indies (CWI) stated that West Indies Women’s squad and their coaches have also received their first dose of vaccination against the COVID-19 pandemic at the beginning of their long camp in Antigua and Barbuda. 

The government had assured that all the staff members and players in CWI are inoculated with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and CWI is also supporting the government’s efforts to raise awareness of the significance of the vaccine to protect people from the virus. 

Antigua and Barbuda so far has not reported any positive case or death of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The country has registered 1,240 total cases and 32 death, out of which 1,179 people have been successfully recovered from the virus. There are currently a total of 29 positive cases of COVID-19.

The government has also collaborated with private partners to promote awareness of vaccination in the country. The government on Thursday announced that the first 100 persons between the ages of 18 to 40 years receiving their first dose of Covid 19 vaccine on Saturday 15th May at the M&M service station would receive $50 EC worth of gasoline on the spot. 

The positive feat of the government is essential to spread awareness to people for immunization against the global pandemic. Antigua and Barbuda had received over 24,000 vaccine through COVAX facility and is due to receive another consignment again in few weeks.