Yesterday, the government of the nation initiated the latest phase of Saint Lucia’s COVID-19 Vaccination Response.
PM Chastanet visited the two Vaccination sites in Grand Riviere, Dennery, and the Ti Rocher Wellness Centre in Micoud South’s constituency.
He was proud to run witness Senator Angelina Phera Polius at the Vaccination site in Dennery and lead by example and get vaccinated while also giving voluntary assistance. He also advised the people to participate in the vaccination Programme moves to the Bexon Wellness Centre.
This week, the National COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign will continue with our frontline operators, and Phase 1B would also begin. In Phase1B, people who are 65 years and older, residents of elderly homes, and people living with chronic health situations will be vaccinated. As such, Phases 1A and 1B will be taking place at the same time.
In the coming weeks, vaccination will be extended to the thousands of Saint Lucians who have registered for the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Ministry shall make announcements of this of Health of these other phases’ schedule to prepare their commencement.
Vaccination sites have been identified across the island; and will be announced weekly.
Talking about the COVID-19 update, On March 2, 2021, the Ministry of Health & Wellness received the approval of 234 new cases of coronavirus from the Ezra Long Laboratory. This is from a batch of 821 specimens taken from February 12 to March 1, 2021. These specimens were processed on February 28, 2021, and March 1, 2021.
These people were assessed and tested positive for COVID-19 at various community respiratory clinics. The total number of cases recognized in the nation to date to 3779.
The Ministry of Health also reports one coronavirus-related death. This brings the total number of virus-related demise rates in the nation to date to 37. Death #37 is a 65-year-old male from the Castries district with underlying medical illnesses. The individual was in care at the time of his passing. The Ministry of Health expresses sympathy to the family and loved ones of this gentleman during this difficult time.