A Government spokesperson said, “We have completed week 35 of vaccinations. Since January 11th, Bermuda has administered a total of 86,194 vaccinations.
“Of the 86,194 vaccinations given as of September 11:
- 52% are women and,
- 48% are men
“83.6% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination and 82.5% are fully immunised.
“To date, 67.4% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 66.0% of the population has been immunised [2 doses].”
Minister Wilson added, “Undoubtedly, the Covid-19 vaccine remains the best protection against the coronavirus as they protect against severe disease and death. Despite this surge, the number of coronavirus infections among vaccinated residents remains relatively low.
“I encourage anyone who wants to get vaccinated to do so quickly. There are 264 first doses left on the island until our next shipment.
“We will be extending the gap between 1st and 2nd doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine from 3 weeks to 6 weeks. This will help us deliver more first vaccine doses to Bermudians whilst we await our next batch of vaccines. There is no reduction in immunity to Covid-19 as a result of this longer gap.
“Anyone getting their first dose next week will have their second dose scheduled for when the next batch of vaccines arrives. Anyone who has already had their first dose must keep your appointment for your second dose.”
“The vaccine clinic at the King Edward Memorial Hospital is open for appointments and walk-ins, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 pm – 7 pm, and Saturdays from 8 am – 4 pm.
“As always, to decrease the odds of getting the coronavirus, avoid the three “Cs”: closed spaces, crowded places and close contact settings.
“Each of us has a role to play in stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app.”