As of March 27th, there have been a total of 37,788 vaccinations given, so 35% of the population has received 1 dose, while 24% 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 now completed the eleventh full week of vaccinations. From January 11 to March 27, 2021, Bermuda has administered a total of 37,788 vaccinations – a figure that rises to 38,557 if you include yesterday’s vaccinations as well – all of which is very good news.
“Of the 37,788 vaccinations administered for the period we are reporting on, which ends March 27th;
- 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, 35% of the population has been vaccinated [with 1 dose], and 24% of the population has been immunised [with 2 doses].
“4,290 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 23,049 or 61% of vaccinations,
- 13,743 or 36% were administered at the Bermuda Hospitals Board Vaccination Centre,
- 996 or 3% were administered at Other Vaccination Sites.
“Significant progress has been made in vaccinating our population and especially our most vulnerable. 63% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination with 50% being fully immunised. 49% of individuals between 50 and 64 years of age have received at least one vaccination with 34% being fully immunised. 19% of residents less than 50 years of age have been vaccinated with at least one dose which is an increase of 6% in the week. This is encouraging as this group falls into Phase 3 which has just been open for one week. Vaccinations are continuing at a steady pace and we are seeing both the number vaccinated and the number immunized climbing steadily by 3-4% each week.
“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 are in 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. The link is on the homepage of gov.bm.
“If you are over 65 years old, walk-ins will begin again on Monday, 5 April from 8.00am to 9.00am. This is at the Bermuda College only and you do not need to register in advance – just show up!
“Registration numbers continue to rise, with more than 2500 online registrations received this past week. In the week ending March 27, 24,256 persons have registered their interest in getting vaccinated. The breakdown is as follows:
- 7,460 Black [31%]
- 11,184 White [46%]
- 3,819 Mixed or Other [16%], and,
- 1,793 [7%] 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.
“The further ahead we get with vaccinations the better we are able to respond to an outbreak. However, I must remind everyone that fully immunised people can still get COVID-19. They will be less ill and have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. Vaccinated persons are better off than non-vaccinated persons because vaccinated persons will not get severely ill.”