COVID-19 vaccine

On February 17, 2021 Saint Lucia through the Ministry of Health and Wellness launched the national COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign. This campaign is now in its sixth week of implementation and as of Monday March 29, 2021 a total of 22,011 individuals have received their first of two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Among these individuals […]

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has noted that some countries in the European Union have suspended the use of a specific batch of Astra Zeneca Vaccine distribution, after reports of rare blood coagulation disorders in persons who received it from that specific batch. A full investigation was carried out to determine whether there was […]

The Ministry of Health and Wellness informs the public that during the week March 15, 2021 to March 19, 2021, the COVID-19 vaccination drive will cater to individuals who are homebound due to age or immobility and unable to visit the vaccination sites. These individuals are asked to make an appointment at their nearest Community […]

Officials in the Ministry of Health and Wellness have taken the position to continue the roll out of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, despite suspensions in some European countries. According to the World Health Organisation WHO, they are aware that as a precautionary measure, a few countries in the European Union have suspended use of […]

The Ministry of Health informs the public that Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign has commenced. In Phase 1B, people who are 65 years and older; residents of elderly homes and people living with chronic health conditions will be vaccinated. People are encouraged to pre-register ahead of time via the online platform or […]

Today Monday March 1, 2021 Saint Lucia received a donation of 25,000 doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from the Republic of India as a gesture of friendship and solidarity. This support is a very tangible expression of the commitment by the Republic of India to support the government and people of Saint Lucia […]

Saint Lucia, like the rest of the world, is working diligently to access COVID-19 vaccines that are safe, efficacious, and of good quality. As a member of the COVAX Advanced market Commitment (AMC) group, St. Lucia will benefit from vaccines to cover 20% of the population in Phase 1 of the distribution process as the […]

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