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Vaccine rate inches up

Bermuda’s Covid-19 vaccination rate continued to inch up last week.

The Government said that 64.9 per cent of the population had been given both jabs for full immunity and 66.3 per cent have had a single dose.

That compared to 64.6 per cent with two doses reported last Tuesday and 65.9 per cent who received a single dose.

But 81.7 per cent of people aged over 65 are fully vaccinated and 83 per cent have had one shot.

Kim Wilson, the health minister, again reiterated the importance of vaccinations in containing the coronavirus.

She said: “Please remember that the vaccine against Covid-19 is one of the single most important measures to keep our community safe.

“The vaccine clinic at the King Edward Memorial Hospital is open for appointments and walk-ins, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-7pm, and Saturdays from 8am-4pm.

“Additionally, you can go to the Washington Mall on Saturday, August 28, between 10 am and 2 pm, or visit the Vaccine Pop-up on Sunday, August 29, at the Berkeley Institute, located in the Lower Atrium, from 10am to 2pm.

“Medical professionals will be available to answer your questions. You don’t need an appointment. Just show up to talk to someone or to get the vaccine.”

She added: “Each of us has a role to play in stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask indoors, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app.”

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Published August 25, 2021 at 7:56 am (Updated August 25, 2021 at 7:56 am)

Vaccine rate inches up

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