Close to 2000 booster vaccines administered as of January 11, 2022 – CMO Johnson

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Johnson has revealed that as of January 11th 2022 a total of 1991 Covid-19 booster vaccines have been administered in Dominica.

He was addressing a press briefing held this week.

On December 20th, 2021 booster vaccination was introduced in Dominica and consists of AstraZeneca, Pfizer and the Sinopharm, all 3 of which are available in Dominica.

“The following priority groups have been identified and approved by the cabinet of the Commonwealth of Dominica,” he said.  “Persons 65 years and older, you are eligible, 18 years and older who live in long-term caring settings, 18 years and older with underlying medical conditions, 18 years and older who work or live in high risk settings. All of these priority groups are eligible for booster 6 months after their second dose.”

Dr. Johnson continued, “For us in Dominica we need to ramp-up our vaccination coverage to allow for greater normalization of the society and economic activity.”

He warns that not taking the vaccine is not the better option.

“Even after getting vaccinated you need to continue to take precaution to protect yourself, your family, your friends and your loved ones,” he advised. “We need to take the vaccine and continue the proven health protocols in the face of the Omicron which is spreading wildly all over the world.”

He said although Dominica has not confirmed the presence of the Omicron variant it is found in 14 countries in the Caribbean.

“So for us in Dominica we know it is just a matter of time,” Dr. Johnson remarked.

He urged citizens to play their part and urged those who are eligible to “please get vaccinated and to continue to adhere to the health protocols.”

Meantime, he said that the digital Covid-19 vaccination certificate is at an advanced stage and it is expected that it will be launched soon.

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  1. January 16, 2022

    Noting that the least vaccinated countries have fewer problems. Is this a booster to continue on earth or to get to heaven faster?

  2. Gary
    January 14, 2022

    There are moral issues which some bureaucrats totally seem to ignore, they get caught in that Authority syndrome. To suggest that quote, “not taking the vaccine is not the better option.” Do the people of Dominica have to take Dr. David Johnson word for making such statement as an absolute fact or truth, that is the moral issue I’m addressing, ascertaining the truth is paramount. Health is a sacred thing. Why do options given to people has to be
    sanctioned by an Authority.

    ” The digital Covid-19 vaccination certificate is at an advanced stage, and it is expected that it will be launched soon, ” wow, the long awaited plan is reveled.

  3. Mr King
    January 14, 2022

    2000 is a milestone ? we have 60 thousand ppl … good luck and all you herd immunity .. come tell me ya we had 30 thousand boosters given then i will say nice ..

  4. Channel 1
    January 14, 2022

    Maybe by the time ‘the experts’ reach the 10th or 11th booster shot (maybe in 2023 based on current booster roll-outs of the thing called a covid vaccine), they MAY actually have a better idea of what they are doing.

    Can these health officials let us know what are the possible medium-term & long-term safety effects (if any) of these covid pharmaceuticals especially now that they are rolling out repeated doses of these things to human beings?

    Omicron just showed up about a month or so ago but ‘the experts’ have already determined within such a short space of time – maybe by some stellar never-before-seen scientific method – that boosters shots are the solution.

    Are these people serious? What is this all about?


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