As of August 28th, Bermuda has administered a total of 85,415 vaccinations — an increase of 667 since the prior week — and 65.4% of the population has received two doses thus far.
The Ministry also noted that “vaccines also appear to reduce transmission” as “with the outbreak we are experiencing now, 62% of the active cases are not fully vaccinated.”
In releasing the latest test results, a spokesperson said, “We have completed 33 weeks of vaccinations. Since January 11, Bermuda has administered a total of 85,415 vaccinations.
Of the 85,415 vaccinations given as of August 28:
- 52% are women and,
- 48% are men
“83.3% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination and 82.2% are fully immunized.
“To date, 66.7% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 65.4% of the population has been immunised [2 doses].”
The statement also added, “The vaccine against Covid-19 is one of the single most important measures to keep our community safe. The vaccine prevents approximately 80% of symptomatic infections and prevents approximately 96% of hospitalisations and deaths.
“Vaccines also appear to reduce transmission. With the outbreak we are experiencing now, 62% of the active cases are not fully vaccinated, and the transmission is spreading through households and workplaces and in social situations.”
“There will be a pop-up vaccine clinic at Lindo’s in Devonshire on Tuesday, September 7 10 am – 2pm, and Thursday, September 16 3 – 7pm.
“The vaccine clinic at the King Edward Memorial Hospital is open for appointments and walk-ins, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm – 7pm, and Saturdays from 8am – 4pm.
“The Bermuda Advisory Council on Immunisation Practices [BACIP] is presently considering all the evidence available on booster vaccinations for Covid-19. It will be setting out its advice to the government soon. This advice is needed before the Ministry of Health can plan for the operational details for rolling out this vaccine.