St Kitts and Nevis: 4.8% eligible population takes booster shots

The Ministry of Health and Wellness released a COVID-19 update report, according to which a total of 4.8 percent eligible population of St Kitts and Nevis population has taken its booster shots as of December 23, 2021.

4.8% population receives booster shots in St Kitts and Nevis.

Basseterre: The Ministry of Health and Wellness released a COVID-19 update report, according to which a total of 4.8 percent eligible population of St Kitts and Nevis population has taken its booster shots as of December 23, 2021.

The data further added that till December 23, 2021, around 81.2 % of its adult population is immunised by taking atleast one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

On the other hand, around 75,4 % got their required jabs of the WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine and are now fully immunised.

The data in the health ministry’s report further highlights that about 16% of children are partially vaccinated by taking their first jab, whereas 13.5% of children are fully inoculated by acquiring their second jab of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The COVID-19 vaccination report further reveals that a total of 54,707 doses have been administered on the twin-island Federation. Out of this, a total of 41,619 jabs of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered by the healthcare officials of the St Kitts island, while in total, 13,088 jabs have been administered on Nevis island so far.

A total of 1,581 booster shots have been administered in St Kitts and Nevis as of December 23, 2021.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in St Kitts and Nevis, it reported 2822 total confirmed cases of the COVID-19, out of which 2351 were recorded in St Kitts and 471 in Nevis island country, the report of the health ministry cites.

A total of 28 individuals lost their lives to the deadliest mutant till December 23, 2021.

The SKN government has set the target to fully inoculate 70 percent of the population.

If the general public needs any assistance regarding the COVID-19, they can call on the helpline numbers at – (869) 467-1146/1233 (St Kitts), (869) 469-5521, 2035/2051/(869) 469 -8010 (Nevis island).