64.6% Of Bermuda’s Population Has Received 2 Doses Of Vaccines

 64.6% Of Bermuda’s Population Has Received 2 Doses Of Vaccines

Bermuda has completed 32 weeks of vaccinations. Since January 11, Bermuda has administered a total of 84,022 vaccinations.

Of the 84,022 vaccinations given as of August 14:

– 52% are women and,
– 48% are men

82.7% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination, and 81.6% are fully immunized.

To date, 65.9% of the population has been vaccinated (1 dose), and 64.6% of the population has been immunized (2 doses).

“The Cabinet Committee for the Coronavirus met yesterday to consider recommendations to changes to Public Health Emergency Regulations given the increasing cases and positivity rates,” said Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, JP, MP.  “The changes will be announced tomorrow and will come into effect on Friday.”

“Everyone needs to follow public health guidelines, and please do not let your guard down,” “We are still experiencing an increase in cases, and without following the safety precautions we all know – wearing a mask, practising good hand hygiene and keeping physically distanced from those not in our household – this current outbreak can grow to a 4th wave. We all have the power to prevent that by getting back to basics.

“If you are feeling ill or have any of the following symptoms, make an appointment to get tested for the coronavirus: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache or sore throat, new loss or taste of smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhoea or new confusion. Some of these symptoms are similar to a cold or sinus issues but could be the coronavirus.”

“The vaccine clinic at the King Edward Memorial Hospital is open for appointments and walk-ins, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-7pm, and Saturdays from 8am-4pm. Additionally, you can go to the Washington Mall on Saturday, August 28, between 10 am and 2 pm. Medical professionals will be available to answer your questions. You don’t need an appointment. Just show up to talk to someone or to get the vaccine.”

“As always, to decrease the odds of getting the coronavirus, avoid the three “Cs”: closed spaces, crowded places and close contact settings.”

Each of us has a role to play in stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask indoors, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app.
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