2021-01-08 - 19:00:32 POLITICS |
COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Arrives in Bermuda
Minister of Health, the Hon. Kim Wilson, JP, MP, this evening announced the first shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has arrived on the British Airways flight from London.
Minister Wilson stated, “The first shipment for 9,750 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived, as scheduled, on the British Airways flight. The Department of Customs paperwork has been completed and the vaccine is being immediately taken to a secure storage facility.”
“I must thank Government House, on behalf of the Government of Bermuda, for their efforts that enabled Bermuda to receive this shipment. I am grateful for the Governor’s support and for the assistance of the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
Governor Lalgie said: “I am pleased that the UK has provided these 9,750 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and equipment free of charge in order to support Bermuda’s public health and economic objectives.
“I am delighted that Bermuda is one of four UK Overseas Territories to receive a share of the first batch of vaccines. The UK remains committed to sharing a proportionate amount of the vaccine in its possession with the overseas territories and I am confident that more will be provided soon. This is a real demonstration of the modern relationship - made possible by the collaboration between Government House and the Government of Bermuda in service to the people of Bermuda.”
Minister Wilson continued, “The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for use in the UK by the independent Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), in the US by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in Canada by Health Canada, in Europe by the European Medicines Agency, in Singapore by the Health Sciences Authority and by the World Health Organization.
“The Ministry of Health will begin administering the vaccine doses from the Vaccination Centre on Monday 11 January 2021, to healthcare workers healthcare workers, fire fighters, police officers, corrections officers, personnel at the ports of entry and teachers, all of whom may be at risk for higher levels of exposure to the coronavirus.
Also starting next week, there will be a mobile team who will be visiting rest homes and long-term care facilities to administer the first dose of the two-dose vaccine to seniors who have given their consent.”
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccination programme, visit www.gov.bm/vaccines
Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful, or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites, or repeats previous comments will be removed.
User comments posted on this website are solely the views and opinions of the comment writer and are not a representation of or reflection of the opinions of TNN or its staff.
TNN reserves the right to remove, edit or censor any comments.
TNN accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for the comments made by users.
FINANCE MINISTER RELEASE PRE-BUDGET REPORT & FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY PANEL 2020 ANNUAL ASSESSMENT
This past year has been challenging, to say the least. The COVID-19 pandemic brought an unprecedente
BERMUDA NEAR 700 CONFIRMED POSITIVE CORONAVIRUS CASES
There were 657 test results received by the Ministry of Health since the last update and 1 was posit
Marcus Jones is not fit to sit in the Senate, Says Social Justice Bermuda
October 8, 2020, SJB publicly objected to the appointment of Rolfe Commissiong to the Senate, as we
Bermuda’s London Representative elected UK Overseas Territories Association Chairman
The United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association held its Annual General Meeting on 14th January
13 NEW POSITIVE CORONAVIRUS CASES RECORDED TODAY
There were 2380 test results received by the Ministry of Health since the last update, and thirteen
Dunkley Talks about Bus and Minibus Dispute
The current dispute between bus and minibus operators and the government of Bermuda, former Premier
House Impeaches President Trump for Second Time
Mitch McConnell won’t convene Senate early for a trial; 10 Republicans join Democrats in voting to
Exceptional Turnout for Community Feeding
Nina Webb felt that, with everything that went on in 2020, Bermudians have drifted away from one ano
SLAND WIDE POWER OUTAGE BELCO WORKING TO RESTORE POWER
The Minister of National Security, the Hon. Renee Ming advised this morning that the Disaster Risk R
BERMUDA’S NEW GOVERNOR TAKES OATH OF OFFICE
This morning (Dec. 14), Her Excellency, Ms. Rena Lalgie was sworn-in as the Governor of Bermuda duri
Premier, David Burt, On Throne Speech Initiatives
On Friday, November the 6th, this Government presented the 2020 Throne Speech, which detailed how in
BERMUDA RECORDED ITS 6TH ROAD TRAFFIC FATALITY OF 2020
Bermuda has recorded its 6th road traffic fatality, following a two vehicle collision in Sandy’s P