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Prospect vaccination centre to close after Saturday

A sample of the Pfizer vaccine against the novel coronavirus (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)

Bermuda’s first Covid-19 vaccination centre is to close on Saturday, it was revealed tonight.

The Ministry of Health said the Prospect site would close as it was reported that a Bermuda College clinic, announced this week after a second centre opened on January 25 at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, would open on Monday.

The move means the island will have two vaccination centres - not the three heralded at the start of the month.

The news came as the island recorded no new coronavirus infections out of 293 test results.

One individual has recovered from the illness, which left seven active cases.

There are four being monitored by public health officials and three are in hospital, but none in intensive care.

The island’s number of cases remained at 694.

The new centre at the college’s student hall on South Shore, Paget will run ten vaccination stations against the six that at the Police Recreation Club.

A spokeswoman said anyone scheduled for their second dose appointment at Prospect should report to the Bermuda College at the time and day scheduled.

David Burt, the Premier, promised on February 2 that “the Government will increase the number of vaccination centres”.

He said: “A third vaccination centre would allow for more persons to receive the vaccine daily and help us to increase the number vaccinated.

“As the Minister of Health said our new target will be moved up to 800 per day.

He added: “The details of the third vaccination centre will be announced before the end of the week, but before then, I would like to thank the team at the Bermuda College for working with the Government in this initiative.”

Kim Wilson, the health minister, today thanked the Police Recreation Club for “a good location and a tremendous help to our vaccine programme”.

She asked people eligible for the jab to register their interest.

Ms Wilson also appealed to the public to “get tested so that you know your status”.

She added: “Persons interested in getting the vaccine should go to https://forms.gov.bm/covidvaccine.”

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Published February 11, 2021 at 6:33 pm (Updated February 11, 2021 at 7:05 pm)

Prospect vaccination centre to close after Saturday

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