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Windies Women get COVID-19 vaccines

Windies Women get COVID-19 vaccines
Shayne Cooper receives the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. (Picture courtesy CWI Media)

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Women’s High-Performance training squad and coaching staff received their first vaccinations against COVID-19 at the start of their month long camp in Antigua.

In partnership with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and the Ministry of Health, Cricket West Indies (CWI) ensured that all eligible members of the squad and support staff received their first dose against the viral illness.

CWI’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Israel Dowlat spoke of the importance of having players and the support staff vaccinated.

“CWI is committed to assist the vaccination drive across the region by raising awareness and helping to educate communities, as this will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the West Indies. We continue to invest in the health and wellbeing of our cricketers and staff and are extremely grateful to the Ministry of Health in Antigua and Barbuda for assisting in getting everyone at the camp vaccinated.”

Eighteen players and support staff received their first dose of the vaccine in Antigua this week, while others were vaccinated in their home countries before the camp. Following the protocols established and agreed by the Ministry of Health of Antigua and Barbuda and the Caribbean Public Health Agency, the team will continue to live and train in a bio-secure bubble for the duration of the high-performance training camp.

This is the second West Indies Women’s high-performance camp of the year and fourth major cricket activity that CWI has successfully and safely hosted under bio-secure conditions in 2021, following the CG Insurance Super50 Cup and Sri Lanka’s Tour of the West Indies.(PR/SAT)