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Global Statistics

All countries
363,941,212
Confirmed
Updated on January 27, 2022 9:16 am
All countries
285,784,408
Recovered
Updated on January 27, 2022 9:16 am
All countries
5,647,818
Deaths
Updated on January 27, 2022 9:16 am

Minister urges Bajans to take Sinopharm jab

It’s time to stop playing the vaccination waiting game, warns Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic.

He said Barbados had the finance to buy enough vaccines to inoculate everyone on the island, but citizens and residents needed to come forward and take whichever medicine was available at this stage.

The minister said some Barbadians seemed reluctant to take the Chinese-manufactured Sinopharm vaccine, and were instead waiting to take the Pfizer, Moderna and even Johnson & Johnson vaccines when they do become available here.

Co-coordinator of the National Vaccine Programme, Major David Clarke, said yesterday that only 2 332 inoculations with Sinopharm had been conducted since it was rolled out through the National Vaccination Programme on July 13, a daily average rate of just 233. In stark contrast, 16 000 Barbadians were vaccinated with AstraZeneca in its first ten days of availability in February.

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