St. Kitts and Nevis is now offering the Oxford University/AstraZeneca Vaccine at the Newtown, Basseterre, Tabernacle, Sandy Point, Old Road, St. Paul’s, and Cayon Health Centres at 1:00 p.m. daily from Monday to Friday.
This was mentioned by Dr. Delores Stapleton Harris, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health on the most recent edition of Leadership Matters.
Dr. Stapleton Harris said that the 1:00 p.m. daily vaccination is a strategy to ensure that all public health services are provided during the morning period and there is focus on the COVID-19 administration during the afternoon.
She said that by this week, the ministry will be building out the vaccination at all eleven (11) health centers in St. Kitts, said the permanent secretary.
The permanent secretary said that persons are expected to complete a checklist prior to receiving the vaccine to ensure that they are suitable for it and to provide data for tracking the vaccination administration.
The vaccine will not be given if the person is allergic to any of the ingredients in the vaccine and like any other drug, a history of allergic reactions to any other vaccine or therapies must be reported to the health care provider, she said.
She added that pregnant women and lactating moms are excluded from the vaccine.