Opening of appointment website delayed until next week
Coordinator of the COVID-19 national vaccination programme, Major David Clarke said there has been an overwhelming response from frontline workers for the first dose of the vaccine.
As a result, the start of the next phase of the vaccination programme will be delayed until next week, the Immunisation Unit of the Ministry of Health and Wellness said on Wednesday.
Clarke said a few hundred frontline workers, particularly in the hotel sector, who did not come forward during the first phase of the programme, have recently indicated an interest in getting the vaccine.
He said the Immunisation Unit will, therefore, focus on administering first doses to these workers this week, a process that is expected be completed by early next week.
Once this category of workers is vaccinated, the appointment website www.vaccine.gov.bb will open to the general public for bookings for first doses.
Clarke said the Masonic Centre, located in Salters, St. George, will operate only today, Wednesday, June 2, and will reopen next week on its usual operating days – Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.