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UK to send 22,000 Covid vaccines to Bermuda

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A nurse holds a phial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy’s Hospital in London, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. U.K. health authorities rolled out the first doses of a widely tested and independently reviewed COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, starting a global immunization program that is expected to gain momentum as more serums win approval. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)
Government House: the UK is sending more Covid vaccines to Bermuda (File photograph)

More than 20,000 vaccines and related equipment from the UK is expected to arrive early next month, a spokeswoman for Government House said yesterday.

When the shipment arrives, it will take the total number of vaccines supplied by the UK to about 77,000.

The spokeswoman said: "The UK Government continues to work closely with its Overseas Territories (OT) in their fight against Covid-19.

"To date Bermuda has been provided with over 55,000 of the PfizerBioNTech vaccines and it is anticipated that a fifth shipment of 22,000 vaccines together with ancillary equipment will arrive in Bermuda on April 6."

As of Monday, the health ministry said a total of 34,204 doses of the vaccine had been administered from January 11.

The ministry said Bermuda's goal of "herd immunity" will be achieved when 70 per cent of the population (64,054) has been immunised. To date, 32 percent of the population has been vaccinated (with one dose), and 20 per cent of the population has been immunised (with two doses).

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Published March 27, 2021 at 8:37 am (Updated March 27, 2021 at 8:37 am)

UK to send 22,000 Covid vaccines to Bermuda

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