Dominica receives second round of Pfizer vaccines

Handing over Pfizer Vaccine. Ministry of Health Wellness and New Health Investment– Dominica From left to right: Dr. Keevian Burnette -National Coordinator Vaccination Programme, Augustina Popo Senior Administrative Officer, Hon. Kent Edwards Parliamentary Secretary, Ms. Anneke Wilson- PAHO Country Programme Specialist –and Mrs. Letitia Lestrade Wyke- Permanent Secretary (Ag.)

Dominica has received the second tranche of 64,500 doses of Pfizer BioNTech SE vaccine as a donation from the United States Government through the COVAX facility.

The vaccines were shipped over a three- day period December 15th to 17, 2021. The vaccines shipment is facilitated by the Pan American Health Organization –PAHO.

PAHO’s Country Programme Specialist in Dominica Anneke Wilson, in handing over the vaccines, said, “The organization utilizes its strategic fund to coordinate the process. A fund in which all countries of the Caribbean, through PAHO participate in as it relates to vaccines procurement.”

In thanking the US Government  for the gift of the Pfizer Vaccines, Kent Edwards the Hon Parilmentary Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment, said, “There are people  awaiting the second dose of the Pfizer Vaccine.We are expecting this to go into immediate  use ” He further encouraged Domincans to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus. Citing that,  it is the only way to get back to normalcy.”Vaccination is very important in the fight of the COVID 19” he stated .

In September 2021, Dominca received its first donation of 11,700 doses of the Pfizer vaccines from the United Stated Government out of a total of 46, 800 doses  committed to the country by the US Government.

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  1. Pipo
    December 21, 2021

    Is the donation from the U.S.A. 64,500 or 46,800 doses. With a claimed population of 72,000 out of which fewer than 50% vaccinated, what/whom are these doses intended for? Something does not add up and I trust we are not cashing in on medical aid provided free of charge by the U.S.A. Remember, we also benefitted from a gift of Astra Zeneca vaccines, courtesy of the Government of India.

  2. Channel 1
    December 21, 2021

    ” He further encouraged Domincans to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus. Citing that, it is the only way to get back to normalcy.”

    Do these people actually think before they speak or are they robots or puppets programmed to utter certain soundbite phrases as instructed by their puppet-masters(local and/or foreign)? Do these people pay attention to real-world evidence?

    ONLY way to get back to normalcy?

    Uummmm…..well, how comes those highly vaccinated countries in this world at this time are reintroducing Covid lockdown/restrictive measures in similar formats as existed when 0% of their populations were vaccinated against covid around this same time last year?

    By the way, wha happen to the talk about herd immunity nuh?

    And why are these people still referring to these covid pharmaceuticals from Pfizer & Co as vaccines? 8-O 8-O 8-O


  3. Waiting For Airport
    December 21, 2021

    Scientists, doctors and all types of health professionals all over the world coming out saying this thing is causing heart issues, strokes, reproductive issues etc.
    Young people all over the region/world dying, all the islands reporting the same thing since this thing start. This is no coincidence and I refuse to believe our leaders/authorities/health officials are unaware!

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 8 Thumb down 8

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