As of April 24th, Bermuda has administered a total of 55,319 vaccinations and 37% of the population have received 2 doses thus far, while 73% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination with 62% having had two.
Noting that the vaccine requires two doses, by Bernews calculation — using an approximate population of 64,000 we need a total of approximately 89,600 vaccines administered [two doses each to 44,800 people] to reach the Government’s previously stated aim of having 70% of the population vaccinated with two doses — so the 55,319 vaccinations given is 61.7% of the total vaccinations needed to reach the 70%.
Speaking during tonight’s press conference, Health Minister Kim Wilson provided vaccination statistics saying, “We have completed the fifteenth full week of vaccinations. From January 11 to April 24, 2021, Bermuda has administered a total of 55,319 vaccinations – a figure that rises to 55,904 if you include vaccinations administered on Sunday and Monday as well!, which is excellent news.
“Of the 55,319 vaccinations administered for the period we are reporting on, which ends April 24;
- 53% are women, and,
- 47% are men.
“Significant progress has been made in vaccinating our population and, especially, our most vulnerable. 73% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination with 62% being fully immunised.
“To date, 50% of the total population has been vaccinated [with 1 dose], and 37% of the population has been immunised [with 2 doses].
“One of the Government’s primary objectives is to increase the avenues available to members of the public who wish to protect themselves and others by getting vaccinated. With this objective in mind, we are pleased to announce the “Close to Home” Vaccination Initiative has been established, with vaccinations taking place at Penno’s Wharf today.
“The outreach programme to increase access to Covid-19 vaccines will continue with a ride through, drive-through and walk through venue at Southampton Princess, Thursday April 29, and Sunday, May 2, at TCD, from 10 am – 2 pm. The drive-in venue is specifically for persons who have not yet registered for the COVID-19 vaccine, do not have access to the internet, and prefer to register in person or have additional questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.
“As a reminder, the Bermuda College vaccination centre will continue to be open for walk-ins from 9 am to 1 pm daily. Those with appointments at the College vaccination centre are asked to attend the Old Wing of KEMH for their vaccination. The vaccination hotline will be doing phone follow up calls to confirm those appointments.
“Getting vaccinated is something we can do for ourselves, our family and our community. Many have taken the step to protect themselves and their loved ones. Others are doing their research, listening to the facts, talking with their doctors and taking the time to decide for themselves and their families.”