Statia receives 1600 COVID-19 vaccines
The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports in the Netherlands will send 1600 Moderna vaccines to St. Eustatius. The vaccines are expected to be delivered on February 15th, 2021. The COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Statia starts on the 22nd of February, 2021.
The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports took this decision last Wednesday, February 3rd 2021. “We are very pleased with the first delivery of 1600 vaccines. This is good news as it means we can have a large number of residents vaccinated at once”, says Marnix van Rij, Government Commissioner in Statia.
The new information is contrary to what was communicated earlier this week about not receiving enough vaccines for the whole population in Statia at once, due to shortage in the Netherlands. “We are happy that the BES islands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba) will get a priority treatment. The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports has offered the island of Statia the Moderna vaccine for the whole adult population. “We really want to make use of this excellent opportunity and urge the Statia residents to register for their vaccination,” says Marnix van Rij.
During the period of one week the first doses of the Moderna vaccine will be given to the residents that have registered. The second dose will be given four weeks later.
More information sessions
In order to continue to provide the community of Statia with information on the COVID-19 vaccine, the Public Health Department has invited two associate professors from Saba who will provide vital information during a Town Hall Meeting this Saturday, February 6th at the Lions Den, from 7 PM to 9 PM. The speakers are Professor Rachel Robson and Professor Keri Csencsits Smith, Ph.D.
More informative sessions will follow during the course of February.
For registration, please fill in the registration form and send it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also return the registration form via WhatsApp to +599 318-5146, or call +599 318-5146. Another option is to fill in the form (hard copy) at the Queen Beatrix Medical Center, the Golden Rock Pharmacy or the Public Health Department. If you have already filled in the registration form, then please send this to the Public Health Department or deliver the form in person.