According to Dr. Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, St. Vincent and the Grenadines is still awaiting word on when the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines will be available from the COVAX facility. The Prime Minister made this disclosure while speaking on radio last week.
“I spoke to the CMO (Chief Medical Officer) to find out if we got any word, and we’re still awaiting word as to when we’ll get the first drawdown of vaccines under the COVAX facility. In the meantime, we have ordered the refrigerating system which would be required, because in the case of the Pfizer vaccine, the minus seventy degrees Celsius you have to store that in. Some of the other vaccines require normal refrigerating, the Russian one is two to eight degrees, so on and so forth, different ones with different storage regimens.” The Prime Minister said.
There are 802 local cases of COVID-19, many of whom are linked as contacts of known positives.
The total numbers of recoveries remains at 251 as there were no new recoveries. 698 cases remain active and 2 persons with COVID-19 have died. 951 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since March 2020.