Dominica to receive 70,000 doses of COVID vaccine on Tuesday

Prime Minister of Dominica, the Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit

(Dominica News Online) Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has announced that Dominica will receive 70,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as early as tomorrow (Tuesday 9th February).

He made the announcement during a press conference held on Monday.

Just last month, following a virtual CARICOM Heads of Government meeting, the Prime Minister said his government was confident that the COVID-19 vaccine will be made available to Dominica by the end of March this year.

However, he said this has been fast tracked allowing the country to receive the vaccines early and quickly.

The prime minister said that his government has also been working with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to source vaccines for Dominica.

 “The Government of India has made a grant donation of 70,000 doses [of the Covid-19 vaccine]; that would be for 35,000 people because there will be double doses,” he stated. “We expect the vaccines to land in Dominica tomorrow, Tuesday and it will be left to the Ministry of Health.”

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