On Thursday morning, the Ministry of Health rolled out its COVID-19 immunisation campaign at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation and the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention at Liliendaal.
In keeping with its vaccination plan, frontline healthcare workers were the first to receive their first doses of the double-dose Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine, COVISHIELD.
In an invited comment to the Department of Public Information, after receiving their doses, several of the hospitals’ senior staff encouraged their colleagues to get inoculated and do their part to fight against Covid.
During the daily COVID-19 update today, Minister of Health, Hon. Dr Frank Anthony emphasised the Government’s commitment to ensuring the safety of health workers across the country. He explained that the plan is to immunise all persons who are exposed to the disease daily.
“They are the first people to be able to get this vaccine because their risk is much higher than mine. I am not in the hospital every day so, we’ll prefer that those persons who have increased risk get the vaccines first and then later on as we get more vaccines, we’ll take the shot,” he said.
Over the next few months, the Ministry of Health plans to vaccinate all healthcare workers countrywide before inoculating elderly persons and persons with comorbidities.