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COVID-19 Second Dose Officially Commences with Front Line Workers

The Ministry of Health, Wellness, and the Environment is pleased to announce the official rollout of the second dose administration of the COVID-19 vaccination for the public.
Leading the charge will be the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Rhonda Sealy-Thomas, along with Principle Nursing Officer, Sister Margaret Smith, Medical Director of the Mount St. John’s Medical Center (MSJMC), Dr. Albert Duncan, and healthcare workers at the MSJMC, in live coverage of their vaccination process on Wednesday 12th May 2021 from 10 AM.
Subsequent to administering the second dose to healthcare workers, Members of the Cabinet will receive their second dose on Thursday 13th May 2021 at the Office of the Prime Minister, Queen Elizabeth Highway. Retired parliamentarians will also receive their second dose at Parliament Building on Saturday, 15th May 2021.
Health officials are reminding members of the public that it is important to obtain the second dose to increase the efficacy of the vaccine and boost protection against COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine prevents serious illness, hospitalization, and death.
The general public is asked to pay attention to dates given within their vaccination card for their second dose. They are invited to return to the centers where they received their first dose. For persons who received their first dose at the Sir Novelle Richards Academy, they can receive their second dose at the Precision Center, Paynters. The other vaccination sites are located at the Multipurpose Cultural and Exhibition Centre, the Glanvilles Polyclinic, and the Villa Polyclinic.
First dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will still be administered at all vaccination centers.
A subsequent announcement will be made for the second dose schedule for uniformed bodies and targeted groups
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Vaccination sites will open at the All-Saints Secondary School and the Jennings Primary School over the period 8th to 10th March 2021. These three days have been designated exclusively for vaccinating elderly citizens and residents 65 years and older, only.

Health Officials were busy over the weekend preparing both sites for the vaccination program.

Consequently, the vaccination sites at the Glanvilles and Villa Polyclinics will close temporarily for these 3 days.
Citizens and Residents are encouraged to continue preregistering online on or calling the COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline numbers 788-8299, 736-8298, 780-8461, 780-8652, 736-8295, 736-8299, 780-8678, 780-8618.
The vaccination sites in both the Glanvilles and Villa Polyclinics will resume inoculation from 11th March 2021.

Citizens and Residents are urged to observe the established Covid-19 protocols including, the physical distancing requirement and the wearing of masks.

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