The Ministry of Health reminds all members of the public who have not yet received their first Covid-19 vaccine jab that the window of opportunity for this is closing fast. Only four more days remain for first doses on Anguilla. The last day for receiving this is Friday, July 30, 2021.
It is critical for members of the public to be vaccinated for a variety of reasons including protection of their personal health status, reduction of transmission of the virus in Anguilla, and the possibility of day trips to St. Martin/St. Maarten when that service begins.
Vaccinations can be received at the James Ronald Webster Park from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm until Friday, July 30, 2021. No appointments are necessary, and it can be received from the convenience of your own vehicle.
The U.K. Government has indicated that all persons who receive first doses up to July 30, 2021, will be provided with second doses when needed.
We remind the public that vaccinations remain a critical component to permit the full and safe re-opening of Anguilla to passenger travel. The Ministry of Health is once again appealing to persons to get vaccinated before the full re-opening of Anguilla.
While we get our vaccine coverage up to the critical mass, the Ministry of Health reminds the public to continue practicing hygienic measures to protect against COVID-19. These include:
• Frequent Handwashing; if water is unavailable utilize an alcohol-based hand rub.
• Covering coughs or sneezes with a disposable tissue or in the crook of a flexed elbow.
• Avoiding contact with persons who are ill with symptoms of acute respiratory infections such as fever or cough.
• Regularly cleaning surfaces and objects that are frequently touched or handled.
Questions or concerns can be directed to the Ministry’s hotlines at 476-7627, that is 476 SOAP or 584-4263, that is 584-HAND. Additionally, persons who have been vaccinated and experience any side effects or adverse reactions are encouraged to report this at 235- 4357 that is 235-HELP. The Ministry of Health will continue to provide timely updates through our media partners, our official Facebook page or at www.beatcovid19.ai.
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