Barbados: As per March 16, 2022 (Wednesday), under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 160,736, which is 70.4 percent of the eligible population.
The number of fully vaccinated population is 150,525, which compromises 55.5 percent of the total population and 65.9 percent of the eligible population. In Barbados, the eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older, according to the country’s health ministry.
To keep up with these vaccination rates, the Immunisation Unit reminds the public that COVID-19 vaccines will be available at a number of polyclinics and vaccination sites on Friday, March 18, 2022.
As per the unit, the vaccine against COVID-19 infections will be available in the following locations and times:
- David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex, St John – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
- Maurice Byer Polyclinic, St Peter – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
- Branford Taitt Polyclinic, St Michael – 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
- Building No.2, Harbour Industrial Park, St. Michael – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
- Christ Church Parish Church Hall, Christ Church – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
- Glebe Polyclinic, St George – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Sinopharm, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available at the polyclinics and vaccination centres at the scheduled times only. Students 12 to 18 years may visit any of the locations listed to receive the Pfizer vaccine.
Persons who wish to receive their first dose are advised to walk with their identification card. Those eligible for second doses should also travel with their blue vaccination card.
Booster shots for the AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Sinopharm vaccines will also be available for eligible persons who had their second injection six months ago or longer. 12 years and older population are now eligible for the Pfizer booster.
As per the government of Barbados, “Persons receiving the booster may present either their blue vaccination card or vaccination certificate and valid photo identification. Those who were fully vaccinated overseas must also provide their vaccination cards and valid photo identification (passport or identification card).”