HEALTH TEAM VACCINATED 95 PERSONS TODAY
The launch of the Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign under the theme “Vaccinate for you, me and the economy was a resounding success.
Ninety-five (95) persons received their first dose of the Astra Zeneca vaccine today with no adverse reactions reported. These persons have been scheduled to receive their second dose over the coming weeks. The Ministry encourages all Anguillians and residents of Anguilla, other than those under 18 years and pregnant women, to register and to take the vaccine. This is necessary to preserve the health of our people, get our people back to work and save our economy.
The Government is thankful for the support and asks that the public continue to register on the website so that the roll out from next week can be expeditious. Persons can register at www.beatcovid19.ai/vaccine. Persons who have already registered to receive the vaccine will be contacted to schedule appointments beginning Monday 8th February. All registered persons will be contacted by the health team about their appointment for the vaccination, and are advised to wait until their scheduled time to present themselves to be inoculated.
While we get our vaccine coverage up to the critical mass, the Ministry of Health reminds the public to continue practice 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
The Ministry will continue to provide timely and accurate information. Persons with any questions or concerns should call the Ministry’s hotlines at 476-7627, that is 476 SOAP or 584- 4263, that is 584-HAND. The Ministry of Health will continue to provide timely updates through our media partners, our official Facebook page or at www.beatcovid19.ai.