As of March 20th, there have been a total of 33,498 vaccinations given, so 32% of the population has received 1 dose, while 20% of the population has received two doses.
During tonight’s press conference the Government also provided the latest vaccination statistics, with Health Minister Kim Wilson saying, “We have completed the tenth full week of vaccinations operating six days a week. For the ten-week period from January 11 to March 20, 2021, Bermuda has administered a total of 33,498 vaccinations – a figure that rises to 34,204 if you include yesterday’s vaccinations as well! – all of which is very good news.
“Of the 33,498 vaccinations administered for the period we are reporting on, which ends March 20th;
- 54% are women, and,
- 46% are men.
“Bermuda’s goal of “herd immunity” will be achieved when 70% of the population [64,054] has been immunised. To date, 32% of the population has been vaccinated [with 1 dose], and 20% of the population has been immunised [with 2 doses].
“3,790 vaccinations were delivered during the week of March 14-20. The public has accessed these vaccines as follows:
- The Vaccination Centre at Bermuda College administered 20,156 or 60% of vaccinations,
- 12,363 or 37% were administered at the Bermuda Hospitals Board Vaccination Centre,
- 817 or 2% were administered at rest homes and long term care facilities, and
- 162 or <1% were administered at Other Vaccination Sites.
“Significant progress has been made in vaccinating our most vulnerable. 62% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination with 20% being fully immunised. 46% of individuals between 50 and 64 years of age have received at least one vaccination with 24% being fully immunised. Only 13% of residents less than 50 years of age have been vaccinated which is what we would expect as this group falls into Phase 3 which is just opening up now.
“These are excellent results so far, and I would like to thank all those who have taken the step to get their vaccination to protect themselves, their families and our community.
“I want to remind residents that we have entered Phase 3 of Bermuda’s COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Strategy. Phase 3 is for residents who are 16 years or older. Priority will continue to be given to our more vulnerable populations, including seniors and those with medical conditions. If you have not already registered, please do so by completing the registration form at forms.gov.bm/covid.
“If you were eligible for the vaccine in Phase 1A, 1B or 2 group and have not registered yet, please do so today.
“Registration numbers continue to rise, with more than 1500 online registrations received since the move to Phase 3 was announced on Saturday. To the week ending March 20, 23,502 persons have registered their interest in getting vaccinated. The breakdown is as follows:
- 7,109 Black
- 11,438 White
- 3,323 Mixed or Other, and,
- 1,632 Prefer not to say or Not Specified.
“Please remember that you will not be vaccinated if you have travelled in the last 14 days. You MUST Have a day 14 negative test result to get either your first or second dose.
“Also, if you are in quarantine, please do not attend your vaccination appointment. Please let the Vaccine Programme know that you are in quarantine and will miss your appointment. The appointment can be rescheduled, and if it is your second appointment, it can be rescheduled up to 12 weeks from the first appointment.
“Every dose of the vaccine is extremely important, so if you are unavailable to make your appointment, please call the Hotline at 444-2498 [Option #2] or email email@example.com.”
Premier David Burt said, “As a country, we set an aggressive target of administering 38,000 doses by the end of this month. At our current rate, we will meet that target that was set and I want to commend the entire vaccination team for their efforts.
“As mentioned by the Minister of Health we have administered 34,204 doses of the vaccine thus far. Bermuda maintains its place among the top countries in the world for vaccinations administered relative to population size.
“The Government also projects that at our current rate of vaccinations being administered, and with the commencement of Phase 3, we will see approximately 50% of the eligible population received both doses of the vaccine by May 1st. In addition to that, we project that 70% of the eligible population in Bermuda will have received both doses by June 1st.”