Basseterre,St.Kitts February 23 2021 (SKNVIBES)

FRONTLINE workers, the Cabinet of St. Kitts and Nevis, along with medical doctors and frontline workers were the first to receive jabs of the COVID-19 Vaccine.

This was made possible through the donations of 2,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Vaccine by the Government of Dominica through a donation from the People of India, which is part of a large tranche of 500,000 doses being made to the region.Medical Chief of Staff Dr. Cameron Wilkinson was the first to receive the jab in the presence of a packed Newtown Clinic and viewed across the country.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hazel Laws, in her speech, reminded that the rollout of the Vaccine would be done in a phased approach across the Federation.In highlighting the major drivers for vaccination, the CMO stated: “The goals of our programme are:  1)  to decrease death and serious disease; 2) preserve functioning societies; and 3) reduce the extra burden COVID-19 is having on our people who are already facing disparities.”