As of October 30th, Bermuda has administered a total of 95,829 vaccinations — an increase of 3,059 from the week prior – and 70.6% of the population has received one dose.
Speaking at the most recent press conference, Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, “We have completed week 42 of vaccinations. Since January 11th, Bermuda has administered a total of 95,829 vaccinations.
“Of the 95,829 vaccinations given as of October 30:
- 52% are women and,
- 48% are men
“86.0% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination, and 84.5% are fully immunised.
“To date, 70.6% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 69.0% of the population has been immunised [2 doses].
“From January 11, 2021, when Bermuda’s vaccine campaign began, to Epi Week 43 ending October 30, 2021, Bermuda’s Covid-19 hospitalisations and deaths of vaccinated and unvaccinated persons are as follows:
“Hospitalisations [including repeat admissions] totalled 303 of which:
- 269 or 89% were persons who were not fully vaccinated, and,
- 34 or 11% were fully vaccinated.
“To October 30, Bermuda has also sadly had 91 deaths, of which:
- 78 or 86% were not fully vaccinated
- 13 or 14% were fully vaccinated
“As I have said on many occasions, the COVID-19 vaccine remains our best defence in preventing the spread of this virus. It will decrease symptoms and severe illness and, in most cases, prevent death. I encourage everyone who has questions about COVID-19 and the vaccine to please talk to their doctor.
“If you want to be vaccinated, please register your interest as soon as possible on gov.bm/vaccines. There are many opportunities and locations to get your 1st or 2nd dose and boosters for those who are eligible. One of the issues we are seeing is people not showing up for their second dose appointment. If you’re scheduled to receive your second dose, please do not miss your appointment.
“If you need to change your appointment or if you have concerns or are simply afraid, call the Vaccination Hotline at 444 2498 [option #2] or email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you can so that we can assist with any concerns you have and to re-schedule your appointment.
“Those who have decided to get vaccinated can book an appointment or walk into the KEMH Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday and Thursday, 4 to 7 pm, and Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm. Medical doctors will be at KEMH to answer any questions about COVID-19 and the vaccines.
“COVID-19 vaccinations are also available at the Hamilton Health Centre, 67 Victoria Street, every Tuesday from 2 – 4 pm. These vaccinations are by appointment only, no walk-ins. You can get your 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. Call 332-8906 for assistance in scheduling an appointment, or you can book online at www.gov.bm/vaccines.”