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Covid Vaccine Statistics

With vaccine administration in Bermuda having started on January 11th, 2021, Bernews is tracking the statistics, with the statistics being released weekly. This page only charts vaccinations, for testing statistics please view the testing statistic page.. Residents can register for the vaccine via the Government’s website at vaccine.resqwest.com/web

The vaccines we use require two doses, so this can cause some confusion, so the statistics should be read carefully. There is the total amount of vaccines given overall [including first doses and second doses] and then people who have had first dose only and people who have had both the first and second doses.

The Government has previously said that “Bermuda’s goal of ‘herd immunity’ will be achieved when 70% of the population [64,054] has been immunized,” and by immunized they mean having had two doses.

The chart above reflects total doses, and the chart below shows progress towards the goal of 70%. 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 aim of having 70% of the population vaccinated with two doses.

Covid-19 General Vaccination Timeline | Click here to see timeline

The timeline below provides a brief visual overview some of the vaccine related developments, and and will be updated as time passes. For ease of reading, it is colour coded – international updates are in blue, and Bermuda-specific updates are in pink. You can see a timeline of all Covid-19 related developments here

Vaccine

2022
Jan 12

14,040 Doses Of Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Arrive

14,040 Doses Of Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Arrive

14,040 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrive on a British Airways flight.

Jan 08

72.6% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

72.6% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of January 8th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 116,546 vaccinations, with 72.6% of the population having received 1 dose, 71.3% have had 2 doses and more than 50% of those who have received two doses have also received a booster.

2021
Dec 23

72.4% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

72.4% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of December 23rd show that Bermuda has administered a total of 115,145 vaccinations, with 72.4% of the population having received 1 dose, 71.0% have had 2 doses and 34.9% have received a booster.

Dec 18

72.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

72.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of December 18th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 112,695 vaccinations, with 72.3% of the population having received 1 dose, 70.9% have had 2 doses and 31.4% have received a booster.

Dec 11

72.1% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

72.1% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of December 11th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 110,329 vaccinations, with 72.1% of the population having received 1 dose, 70.6% have had 2 doses and 28.2% have received a booster.

Dec 04

71.9% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

71.9% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of December 4th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 107,427 vaccinations, with 71.9% of the population having received 1 dose, 70.3% have had 2 doses and 24.1% have received a booster.

Nov 27

71.8% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

71.8% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of November 27th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 104,653 vaccinations, with 71.8% of the population having received 1 dose, while 70.1% have had 2 doses.

Nov 25

Booster Now Available To Over 18-Year-Olds

Booster Now Available To Over 18-Year-Olds

“The booster vaccine is now available to anyone 18 years of age or older who has had their second Covid vaccination dose a minimum of 6 months ago,” the Government said.

Nov 20

71.5% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of November 20th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 102,468 vaccinations, with 71.5% of the population having received 1 dose, while 70.2% have had 2 doses.

Nov 08

New U.S. Vaccine/Travel Policy Is Now In Effect

New U.S. Vaccine/Travel Policy Is Now In Effect

The American policy which requires foreign nationals – with only limited exceptions – to be fully vaccinated to fly to the United States is now in effect.

Oct 30

70.6% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

70.6% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of October 30th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 95,829 vaccinations, with 70.6% of the population having received 1 dose, while 69.0% have had 2 doses.

Oct 23

70.4% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

70.4% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of October 23rd show that Bermuda has administered a total of 92,770 vaccinations, with 70.4% of the population having received 1 dose, while 68.1% have had 2 doses.

Oct 16

70% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

70% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of October 16th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 89,029 vaccinations, with 70% of the population having received 1 dose, while 67.6% have had 2 doses.

Oct 09

69.6% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

69.6% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of October 9th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 88,417 vaccinations, with 69.6% of the population having received 1 dose, while 67.1% have had 2 doses.

Oct 07

11,700 More Vaccines Expected Today, Starting Booster Shots This Weekend

11,700 More Vaccines Expected Today, Starting Booster Shots This Weekend

The island will receive 11,700 more vaccines from the UK today, and will begin administering booster shots this weekend, Minister of Health Kim Wilson said.

Sep 25

68.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

68.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of September 25th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 87,215 vaccinations, with 68.3% of the population having received 1 dose, while 66.5% have had 2 doses.

Sep 23

2,340 More Vaccines Arrive This Evening

2,340 More Vaccines Arrive This Evening

2,340 doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine will arrive from the United Kingdom on this evening’s British Airways flight, Government House has confirmed.

Sep 20

US Govt Announce Plans To Require Vaccination To Enter

US Govt Announce Plans To Require Vaccination To Enter

The United States announced plans to institute new travel rules starting in November 2021, which will require “all foreign nationals arriving in the United States to show proof of being fully vaccinated.”

Sep 18

67.8% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

67.8% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of September 18th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 86,676 vaccinations, with 67.8% of the population having received 1 dose, while 66.2% have had 2 doses.

Sep 17

Booster Vaccines Will Be Recommended

Booster Vaccines Will Be Recommended

“The Bermuda Advisory Committee on Immunisation Practices [BACIP] met yesterday, and agreed that booster vaccines be recommended for Bermuda,” Health Minister Kim Wilson said.

Sep 11

67.4% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

67.4% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of September 11th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 86,194 vaccinations, with 67.4% of the population having received 1 dose, while 66.0% have had 2 doses.

Sep 08

Govt Release Vaccination Hospitalisations & Deaths Statistics

Govt Release Vaccination Hospitalisations & Deaths Statistics

The Government released the statistics showing the vaccination status of Covid-19 hospitalisations and deaths of vaccinated from January 11, 2021, when Bermuda’s vaccine campaign began.

Sep 04

67.1% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

67.1% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of September 4th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 85,914 vaccinations, with 67.1% of the population having received 1 dose, while 65.8% have had 2 doses.

Aug 28

66.7% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

66.7% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of August 28th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 85,415 vaccinations, with 66.7% of the population having received 1 dose, while 65.4% have had 2 doses.

Aug 23

Pfizer Covid Vaccine Given Full FDA Approval

Pfizer Covid Vaccine Given Full FDA Approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has today officially approved the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, amending the prior emergency use authorization to a full approval.

Aug 21

66.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

66.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of August 21st show that Bermuda has administered a total of 84,748 vaccinations, with 66.3% of the population having received 1 dose, while 64.9% have had 2 doses.

Aug 14

65.9% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

65.9% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of August 14th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 84,022 vaccinations, with 65.9% of the population having received 1 dose, while 64.6% have had 2 doses.

Aug 12

FDA: ‘Additional Dose For Immunocompromised’

FDA: ‘Additional Dose For Immunocompromised’

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorizations for the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines to “allow for the use of an additional dose in certain immunocompromised individuals, specifically, solid organ transplant recipients or those who are diagnosed with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromise.”

Aug 07

65.7% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

65.7% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of August 7th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 83,543 vaccinations, with 65.7% of the population having received 1 dose, while 64.4% have had 2 doses.

Jul 31

65.4% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

65.4% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of July 31st show that Bermuda has administered a total of 83,208 vaccinations, with 65.4% of the population having received 1 dose, while 64.1% have had 2 doses.

Jul 24

65.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

65.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of July 24th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 82,870 vaccinations, with 65.3% of the population having received 1 dose, while 63.9% have had 2 doses.

Jul 17

65.0% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

65.0% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of July 17th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 82,468 vaccinations, with 65.0% of the population having received 1 dose, while 63.7% have had 2 doses.

Jul 10

64.8% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

64.8% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of July 10th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 82,050 vaccinations, with 64.8% of the population having received 1 dose, while 63.3% have had 2 doses.

Jul 03

64.9% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

64.9% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of July 3rd show that Bermuda has administered a total of 81,845 vaccinations, with 64.9% of the population having received 1 dose, while 63.2% have had 2 doses.

Jun 26

64.4% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

64.4% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of June 26th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 79,854 vaccinations, with 64.4% of the population having received 1 dose, while 60.3% have had 2 doses.

Jun 24

Bermuda Receives 4680 More Doses Of Pfizer Vaccine

Bermuda Receives 4680 More Doses Of Pfizer Vaccine

Bermuda received 4680 additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine on the British Airways flight today

Jun 19

64.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

64.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of June 19th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 78,008 vaccinations, with 64.3% of the population having received 1 dose, while 57.5% have had 2 doses.

Jun 12

64% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

64% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of June 12th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 76,526 vaccinations, with 64% of the population having received 1 dose, while 55.4% have had 2 doses.

Jun 05

61.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

61.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of June 5th, show that Bermuda has administered a total of 73,702 vaccinations, with 61.3% of the population having received 1 dose, while 53.8% have had 2 doses.

Jun 04

Vaccines Approved For 12 -15 Year Olds

Vaccines Approved For 12 -15 Year Olds

The Ministry of Health announced that “Bermuda can begin administering the vaccine to the lower age group of 12 – 15 year olds.”

May 29

58.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

58.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

Bermuda has administered a total of 70,731 Covid-19 vaccinations as of May 29th, with 58.3% of the population having received 1 dose, while 52.1% of the population have had 2 doses.

May 24

9,000 Vaccine Doses Sent To Trinidad & Tobago

9,000 Vaccine Doses Sent To Trinidad & Tobago

The Government shipped 9,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to Trinidad and Tobago on a private jet.

May 22

55.7% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

55.7% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

Bermuda has administered a total of 68,104 Covid-19 vaccinations as of May 22nd, with 55.7% of the population having received 1 dose, while 50.5% of the population have had 2 doses.

May 15

53.9% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

53.9% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

Bermuda has administered a total of 65,497 Covid-19 vaccinations as of May 15th, with 53.9% of the population having received 1 dose, while 47.7% of the population have had 2 doses.

May 08

53% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

53% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

Bermuda has administered a total of 62,161 Covid-19 vaccinations as of May 8th, with 53% of the population having received 1 dose, while 44% of the population have had 2 doses.

May 01

51% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

51% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

As of May 1, 2021, Bermuda has administered a total of 58,193 Covid-19 vaccinations, so 51% of the population has received one dose, while 39% of the population has received 2 doses.

Apr 24

50% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

50% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of April 24th, show that Bermuda has administered a total of 55,319 vaccinations, with 50% of the population having received 1 dose, while 37% have had 2 doses.

Apr 17

46% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

46% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of April 17th, show that Bermuda has administered a total of 50,992 vaccinations, with 46% of the population having received 1 dose, while 34% have had 2 doses.

Apr 10

40% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

40% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

Bermuda has administered a total of 45,761 Covid-19 vaccinations as of April 10th, with 40% of the population having received 1 dose, while 31% of the population have had 2 doses.

Apr 06

22,000 More Vaccines Expected Today

22,000 More Vaccines Expected Today

The Government House previously announced that it is anticipated that a fifth shipment of 22,000 vaccines together with ancillary equipment will arrive in Bermuda today.


Covid-19 Vaccination Progress Timeline | Click here to see timeline

The timeline below provides an overview of vaccination progress in Bermuda. You can see a timeline of all Covid-19 related developments here

Vaccine Percent

2022
Jan 08

72.6% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

72.6% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of January 8th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 116,546 vaccinations, with 72.6% of the population having received 1 dose, 71.3% have had 2 doses and more than 50% of those who have received two doses have also received a booster.

2021
Dec 23

72.4% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

72.4% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of December 23rd show that Bermuda has administered a total of 115,145 vaccinations, with 72.4% of the population having received 1 dose, 71.0% have had 2 doses and 34.9% have received a booster.

Dec 18

72.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

72.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of December 18th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 112,695 vaccinations, with 72.3% of the population having received 1 dose, 70.9% have had 2 doses and 31.4% have received a booster.

Dec 11

72.1% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

72.1% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of December 11th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 110,329 vaccinations, with 72.1% of the population having received 1 dose, 70.6% have had 2 doses and 28.2% have received a booster.

Dec 04

71.9% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

71.9% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of December 4th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 107,427 vaccinations, with 71.9% of the population having received 1 dose, 70.3% have had 2 doses and 24.1% have received a booster.

Nov 27

71.8% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

71.8% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of November 27th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 104,653 vaccinations, with 71.8% of the population having received 1 dose, while 70.1% have had 2 doses.

Nov 20

71.5% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of November 20th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 102,468 vaccinations, with 71.5% of the population having received 1 dose, while 70.2% have had 2 doses.

Oct 30

70.6% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

70.6% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of October 30th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 95,829 vaccinations, with 70.6% of the population having received 1 dose, while 69.0% have had 2 doses.

Oct 23

70.4% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

70.4% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of October 23rd show that Bermuda has administered a total of 92,770 vaccinations, with 70.4% of the population having received 1 dose, while 68.1% have had 2 doses.

Oct 16

70% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

70% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of October 16th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 89,029 vaccinations, with 70% of the population having received 1 dose, while 67.6% have had 2 doses.

Oct 09

69.6% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

69.6% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of October 9th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 88,417 vaccinations, with 69.6% of the population having received 1 dose, while 67.1% have had 2 doses.

Sep 25

68.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

68.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of September 25th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 87,215 vaccinations, with 68.3% of the population having received 1 dose, while 66.5% have had 2 doses.

Sep 18

67.8% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

67.8% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of September 18th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 86,676 vaccinations, with 67.8% of the population having received 1 dose, while 66.2% have had 2 doses.

Sep 11

67.4% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

67.4% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of September 11th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 86,194 vaccinations, with 67.4% of the population having received 1 dose, while 66.0% have had 2 doses.

Sep 04

67.1% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

67.1% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of September 4th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 85,914 vaccinations, with 67.1% of the population having received 1 dose, while 65.8% have had 2 doses.

Aug 28

66.7% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

66.7% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of August 28th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 85,415 vaccinations, with 66.7% of the population having received 1 dose, while 65.4% have had 2 doses.

Aug 21

66.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

66.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of August 21st show that Bermuda has administered a total of 84,748 vaccinations, with 66.3% of the population having received 1 dose, while 64.9% have had 2 doses.

Aug 14

65.9% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

65.9% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of August 14th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 84,022 vaccinations, with 65.9% of the population having received 1 dose, while 64.6% have had 2 doses.

Aug 07

65.7% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

65.7% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of August 7th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 83,543 vaccinations, with 65.7% of the population having received 1 dose, while 64.4% have had 2 doses.

Jul 31

65.4% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

65.4% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of July 31st show that Bermuda has administered a total of 83,208 vaccinations, with 65.4% of the population having received 1 dose, while 64.1% have had 2 doses.

Jul 24

65.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

65.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of July 24th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 82,870 vaccinations, with 65.3% of the population having received 1 dose, while 63.9% have had 2 doses.

Jul 17

65.0% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

65.0% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of July 17th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 82,468 vaccinations, with 65.0% of the population having received 1 dose, while 63.7% have had 2 doses.

Jul 10

64.8% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

64.8% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of July 10th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 82,050 vaccinations, with 64.8% of the population having received 1 dose, while 63.3% have had 2 doses.

Jul 03

64.9% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

64.9% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of July 3rd show that Bermuda has administered a total of 81,845 vaccinations, with 64.9% of the population having received 1 dose, while 63.2% have had 2 doses.

Jun 26

64.4% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

64.4% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of June 26th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 79,854 vaccinations, with 64.4% of the population having received 1 dose, while 60.3% have had 2 doses.

Jun 19

64.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

64.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of June 19th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 78,008 vaccinations, with 64.3% of the population having received 1 dose, while 57.5% have had 2 doses.

Jun 12

64% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

64% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of June 12th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 76,526 vaccinations, with 64% of the population having received 1 dose, while 55.4% have had 2 doses.

Jun 05

61.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

61.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of June 5th, show that Bermuda has administered a total of 73,702 vaccinations, with 61.3% of the population having received 1 dose, while 53.8% have had 2 doses.

May 29

58.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

58.3% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

Bermuda has administered a total of 70,731 Covid-19 vaccinations as of May 29th, with 58.3% of the population having received 1 dose, while 52.1% of the population have had 2 doses.

May 22

55.7% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

55.7% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

Bermuda has administered a total of 68,104 Covid-19 vaccinations as of May 22nd, with 55.7% of the population having received 1 dose, while 50.5% of the population have had 2 doses.

May 15

53.9% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

53.9% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

Bermuda has administered a total of 65,497 Covid-19 vaccinations as of May 15th, with 53.9% of the population having received 1 dose, while 47.7% of the population have had 2 doses.

May 08

53% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

53% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

Bermuda has administered a total of 62,161 Covid-19 vaccinations as of May 8th, with 53% of the population having received 1 dose, while 44% of the population have had 2 doses.

May 01

51% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

51% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

As of May 1, 2021, Bermuda has administered a total of 58,193 Covid-19 vaccinations, so 51% of the population has received one dose, while 39% of the population has received 2 doses.

Apr 24

50% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

50% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of April 24th, show that Bermuda has administered a total of 55,319 vaccinations, with 50% of the population having received 1 dose, while 37% have had 2 doses.

Apr 17

46% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

46% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of April 17th, show that Bermuda has administered a total of 50,992 vaccinations, with 46% of the population having received 1 dose, while 34% have had 2 doses.

Apr 10

40% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

40% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

Bermuda has administered a total of 45,761 Covid-19 vaccinations as of April 10th, with 40% of the population having received 1 dose, while 31% of the population have had 2 doses.

Apr 03

37% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

37% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

As of April 3, 2021, Bermuda has administered a total of 41,152 Covid-19 vaccinations, so 37% of the population has received one dose, while 27% of the population has received 2 doses.

Mar 27

35% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

35% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

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.

Mar 20

32% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

32% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of March 20th, show that Bermuda has administered a total of 33,498 vaccinations, with 32% of the population having received 1 dose, while 20% have had 2 doses.

Mar 13

29% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

29% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of March 13th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 29,708 vaccinations, with 29% of the population having received 1 dose, while 18% have had 2 doses.

Mar 10

27% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

27% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

To date, Bermuda has administered a total of 27,727 vaccinations, with 27% of the population [17,395 people] having received one dose, while 16% of the population [10,332 people] have had both their first and second doses.

Feb 27

21% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

21% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

Bermuda has administered a total of 20,705 Covid-19 vaccinations as of the latest reporting period, 21% of the population has been vaccinated [with 1 dose], and 11% of the population has been immunized [with 2 doses].

Feb 20

18% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

18% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

The vaccination statistics as of February 20th show that Bermuda has administered a total of 16,377 vaccinations, with Minister Kim Wilson noting that “18% of the population has been vaccinated [with 1 dose] and 7% of the population has been immunized [with 2 doses].”

Feb 13

15% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

15% Of Population Vaccinated With One Dose

To date, Bermuda has administered a total of 12,568 vaccinations, with 15% of the population has been vaccinated [with 1 dose] and 4% of the population has been immunized [with 2 doses].

Vaccination Status Of Hospitalisations & Deaths | Click for full details

The Government released the statistics below which show from January 11 to November 13, 2021

The Government released the statistics below which show from January 11 to October 23, 2021

The Government released the statistics below which show from January 11 to October 16, 2021

The Government released the statistics below which show from January 11 to October 9, 2021

The Government released the statistics below which show from January 11 to October 2, 2021

The Government released the statistics below which show from January 11 to September 25, 2021

The Government released the statistics below which show from January 11 to September 18, 2021

The Government released the statistics below which show from January 11 to August 31, 2021

January 15, 2022, 118,548 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: Since 11th January, Bermuda residents have received a total of 118,548 vaccinations.

Of the 118,548 vaccinations given as of 15th January:

  • 52% are women and,
  • 48% are men

87.1% of all residents over 65 years have had at least one vaccination, and 85.8% are fully immunised.

To date, 72.7% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 71.5% of the population has been immunised [2 doses].

Additionally, 39.5% of the population have received a booster.

Booster appointments are available and persons eligible for a booster can book at coronavirus.gov.bm

The Ministry of Health currently has a small supply of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which expires on the 31st of January. Anyone interested in having the AstraZeneca booster can contact the vaccine helpline on 444-2498.

January 8, 2022, 116,546 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed week 1 of vaccinations for 2022. Since January 11th, 2021, Bermuda residents have received a total of 116,546 vaccinations.

Of the 116,546 vaccinations given as of January 8th:

  • 52% are women and,
  • 48% are men

87.1% of all residents over 65 years have had at least one vaccination, and 85.7% are fully immunised.

To date, 72.6% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 71.3% of the population has been immunised [2 doses].

Additionally, over 50% of those who received their first two vaccine doses have received a booster.

December 23, 2021, 115,145 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: The Ministry of Health also provided an update on the current vaccination programme status, noting that 50 weeks of vaccinations have been completed. Since January 11th, 2021 Bermuda residents have received a total of 115,145 vaccinations.

Of the 115,145 vaccinations given as of December 23:

  • 52% are women and 48% are men.
  • 87.0% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination; and
  • 85.6% are fully immunized.

To date, 72.4% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose] and 71.0% of the population has been immunized [2 doses]. Additionally, 34.9% of the population have received a booster.

The vaccination/booster programme will resume on January 5, 2022.

December 18, 2021, 112,695 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: The Ministry notes that 49 weeks of vaccinations have now been completed. Since January 11th, Bermuda’s residents have received a total of 112,695 vaccinations.

Of the 112,695 vaccinations given as of December 18:

  • 52% are women and 48% are men
  • 86.8% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination; and
  • 85.5% are fully immunized

To date, 72.3% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose] and 70.9% of the population has been immunized [2 doses].

Additionally, 31.4% of the population have received a booster.

December 11, 2021, 110,329 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed week 48 of vaccinations. Since January 11, Bermuda residents have received a total of 110,329 vaccinations.

Of the 110,329 vaccinations given as of December 11:

  • 52% are women and,
  • 48% are men

86.8% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination, and 85.4% are fully immunized.

To date, 72.1% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 70.6% of the population has been immunized [2 doses].

Additionally, 28.2% of the population has received a booster.

The Ministry of Health has a small amount of Astra Zeneca vaccine on island, and if anyone is interested in receiving first, second or booster doses should contact the Covid Hotline, 444-2498.

December 4, 2021, 107,427 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed week 47 of vaccinations. Since January 11th, Bermuda residents have received a total of 107,427 vaccinations.

Of the 107,427 vaccinations given as of December 4:

  • 52% are women and,
  • 48% are men

86.8% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination, and 85.2% are fully immunized.

To date, 71.9% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 70.3% of the population has been immunized [2 doses].

Additionally, 24.1% of the population has received a booster.

November 27, 2021, 104,653 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed week 46 of vaccinations. Since January 11th, Bermuda residents have received a total of 104,653 vaccinations [including boosters].

Of the 104,653 vaccinations given as of November 27:

  • 52% are women and,
  • 48% are men

86.7% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination, and 85.1% are fully immunised.

To date, 71.8% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 70.1% of the population has been immunised [2 doses].

Additionally, 20.1% of the population has received a booster.

November 20, 2021, 102,468 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed week 45 of vaccinations. Since January 11th, Bermuda has administered a total of 102,468 vaccinations.

Of the 102,468 vaccinations given as of November 20:

  • 52% are women and,
  • 48% are men

86.5% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination, and 85.3% are fully immunized.

To date, 71.5% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 70.2% of the population has been immunized [2 doses].

Additionally, 16.9% of the population have received a booster.

Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, said, “The booster vaccine is now available to anyone 18 years of age or older who has had their second COVID vaccination dose a minimum of 6 months ago. Anyone 65 and older can walk into Pier 6, Monday to Friday, for a booster.

“You can book an appointment on gov.bm by selecting ‘Book a Booster Vaccine Appointment’. Alternatively, individuals can call the Vaccination Hotline at 444-2498 [option #2] or email vaccine@gov.bm. For those who are 65 and older, they can walk into Pier 6, Monday to Friday, for a booster.”

Avoid the three “Cs”: closed spaces, crowded places, and close contact settings to decrease the odds of getting the coronavirus.

Each of us has a role to play in stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask indoors, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app.

October 30, 2021, 95,829 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister 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 vaccine@gov.bm 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.

October 23, 2021, 92,770 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed week 41 of vaccinations. Since 11 January, Bermuda has administered a total of 92,770 vaccinations.

Of the 92,770 vaccinations given as of 23 October:

  • 52% are women and,
  • 48% are men

85.9% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination, and 83.8% are fully immunised.

To date, 70.4% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 68.1% of the population has been immunised [2 doses].

From 11 January, 2021, when Bermuda’s vaccine campaign began, to Epi Week 42 ending 23 October, 2021, Bermuda’s Covid-19 hospitalisations and deaths of vaccinated and unvaccinated persons are as follows:

Hospitalisations [including repeat admissions] totalled 302 of which:

  • 269 or 89% were persons who were not fully vaccinated, and,
  • 33 or 11% were fully vaccinated.

To 23 October, Bermuda has also sadly had 84 deaths, of which:

  • 71 or 85% were not fully vaccinated
  • 13 or 15% were fully vaccinated

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.

I encourage anyone who wants to get vaccinated to register their interest as soon as possible on gov.bm/vaccines. 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.

This week, there is also a second vaccination centre at the National Sports Centre for those eligible for the booster dose, Monday – Friday, 12 pm -6:30 pm.

Those 65 and over, as well as pregnant women who have had their second dose at least six months prior, are eligible to make their own appointments. To book your own booster appointment, please visit https://www.gov.bm/vaccine-booster or click the link at the top of gov.bm that says “Book a Booster Vaccine Appointment.

Those persons who are not in the above eligibility category, will be unable to book an appointment at this time.

For persons who do not have access to the internet or need assistance in making appointments, please call the Vaccine Centre on 444-2498-option #2, where the team will assist with booking an appointment. You can also contact your doctor for assistance.

October 16, 2021, 89,029 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed week 40 of vaccinations. Since January 11, Bermuda has administered a total of 89,029 vaccinations.

Of the 89,029 vaccinations given as of October 16:

  • 52% are women and,
  • 48% are men

85.7% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination , and 83.4% are fully immunized.

To date, 70.0% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 67.6% of the population has been immunised [2 doses].

It is encouraging that we have reached 70% of the population vaccinated. This is good news indeed. If you want to be vaccinated, please register your interest as soon as possible on gov.bm/vaccines. 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.

You can request an appointment or walk into the KEMH Vaccination Clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 to 7 pm, and Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm. Medical doctors will be at KEMH to answer any questions about the coronavirus and the Covid-19 vaccine. To request an appointment click “Covid-19 Vaccine Registration” on www.gov.bm or contact the vaccine call centre at 444-2498 option #2.

There is also a second vaccination centre at the National Sports Centre to accelerate the booster programme. The dates and hours of operation for the next three weeks are:

  • Wednesday 13 October to Friday 15 October 12pm -6:30pm
  • Tuesday 19 October to Friday 22 October 12pm -6:30pm
  • Monday 25 October to Friday 29 October 12pm -6:30pm

Those 65 and over as well as pregnant women who have had their second dose at least six months prior, are eligible to make their own appointments. To book your own booster appointment, please visit https://www.gov.bm/vaccine-booster or click the link at the top of gov.bm that says “Book a Booster Vaccine Appointment”.

If you do not have access to the internet or need assistance in making appointments, please call the Vaccine Centre on 444-2498-option #2, where the team will assist you with booking your appointment. You can also contact your doctor for assistance.

I would ask all residents scheduled to receive their second dose, please do not miss your appointment! If you do have to change your appointment, we ask that you call the Vaccination Hotline at 444 2498 [option #2] or email vaccine@gov.bm as soon as you can so that we can re-schedule your appointment.

We must all do our part to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. As always, to decrease the odds of getting the coronavirus, avoid the three “Cs”: closed spaces, crowded places and close contact settings. Follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app.

October 9, 2021, 88,417 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed week 39 of vaccinations since January 11, and Bermuda has administered a total of 88,417 vaccinations.

Of the 88,417 vaccinations given as of October 9:

  • 52% are women and,
  • 48% are men

85.2% of all residents over 65 years have had at least one vaccination, and 83.0% are fully immunised. To date, 69.6% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 67.1% of the population has been immunised [2 doses].

From January 11, 2021, when Bermuda’s vaccine campaign began, to Epi Week 40 ending October 9, 2021, Bermuda’s Covid-19 hospitalisations and deaths of vaccinated and unvaccinated persons are as follows:

292 hospitalisations [including repeat admissions] of which:

  • 260 or 89% were persons who were not fully vaccinated, and,
  • 32 or 11% were fully vaccinated.

To October 9, Bermuda has also sadly had 79 deaths, of which:

  • 66 or 84% were not fully vaccinated
  • 13 or 16% were fully vaccinated

As I have repeatedly said, the COVID-19 vaccine is our best defence in preventing the spread of this virus. The vaccine will decrease symptoms and severe illness and, in most cases, prevent
death.

I encourage anyone who has decided to get vaccinated to book an appointment or walk into the KEMH Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday and Thursday, 4 to 8 pm, and Saturday, 8 am to 8 pm. Medical doctors will be there to answer any questions about COVID-19 and the vaccines. To request an appointment, click “COVID-19 Vaccine Registration”, on www.gov.bm or contact the vaccine call centre at 444-2498 option #2.

Bermuda’s COVID-19 vaccine booster programme was launched last Saturday, October 9, servicing local rest homes and on Sunday, October 10, at KEMH for immunosuppressed persons. KEMH will also service the immunosuppressed today from 8 am-8 pm.

If you have one of the following conditions, you are considered immunosuppressed:

  • Blood cancers
  • Advanced HIV/AIDS
  • Recipients of organ transplants
  • Treatment for cancers
  • Recipients of stem cell transplants
  • People born with conditions that depress their immunity like Sickle Cell Disease, Down Syndrome
  • Treatment with drugs that depress immunity, for example, high dose steroids, cancer drugs, and drugs for advanced arthritis

Starting today, October 13, a second vaccination centre was launched at the National Sports Centre to accelerate the booster programme. The dates and hours of operation for the next three weeks are:

  • Wednesday, October 13 to Friday, October 15 12pm -6:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 19 to Friday, October 22 12pm -6:30pm
  • Monday, October 25 to Friday, October 29 12pm -6:30pm

Those 65 and over as well as pregnant women who have had their second dose at least six months prior, are eligible to make their own appointments. To book your own booster appointment, please visit https://www.gov.bm/vaccine-booster or click the link at the top of gov.bm that says “Book a Booster Vaccine Appointment”.

If you do not have access to the internet or need assistance in making appointments as you were unable to self-register, please call the Vaccine Centre on 444-2498-option #2.

You can also call your doctor for assistance. Your doctor has a duty to get you the help you need and will gladly assist.

October 2, 2021, 87,723 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed week 38 of vaccinations, and since January 11, Bermuda has administered a total of 87,723 vaccinations.

Of the 87,723 vaccinations given as of October 2:

  • 52% are women and,
  • 48% are men

84.6% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination and 82.8% are fully immunised.

To date, 68.9% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 66.7% of the population has been immunised [2 doses].

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.

We are offering free Covid-19 vaccinations at the Hamilton Princess in the Harbourview Ballroom on the following dates:

  • Friday, October 8, from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Sunday, October 10, from 1 pm to 5 pm

Complimentary parking is available, as well as refreshments and sweet treats generously provided by the Hamilton Princess.

Those who have decided to get vaccinated can go to Hamilton Princess, 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 Hamilton Princess and KEMH to answer any questions about Covid-19 and the vaccines.

September 25, 2021, 87,215 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed week 37 of vaccinations. Since January 11, Bermuda has administered a total of 87,215 vaccinations.

Of the 87,215 vaccinations given as of September 25:

  • 52% are women and,
  • 48% are men

84.2% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination, and 82.7% are fully immunised.

To date, 68.3% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 66.5% of the population has been immunised [2 doses].

If you have COVID-19 and you are looking after yourself at home, here are a few tips from medical experts.

Have a friend, family member or neighbour check how you are doing daily. Arrange a regular call or talk through a doorway [not face to face].

If you have a high temperature, get lots of rest, drink plenty of fluids [water is best] to avoid dehydration – drink enough, so your urine is light yellow and clear, take paracetamol or ibuprofen if you feel uncomfortable.

If you have a cough, it’s best to avoid lying on your back. Lie on your side or sit upright instead. To help ease a cough, try having a teaspoon of honey. But do not give honey to babies under 12 months. If this does not help, you could contact a pharmacist for advice about cough treatments, but do not go to the pharmacy, stay home.

Be sure to contact your doctor for guidance, and if you do not have a doctor, the hospital has set up a phone number 239-2009 to assist with information on the proper treatment for your symptoms.

I encourage everyone to please do everything you can to protect you and your family from the virus.

Everyone in our community has an individual responsibility to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. We are all in this together, and we must all work together to ensure our community is safe. The Delta variant is spreading fast, causing more infections in our community. I urge those who have not been vaccinated to do so now. The COVID-19 vaccines work to prevent severe illness, which may be fatal.

September 18, 2021, 86,676 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed week 36 of vaccinations. Since January 11, Bermuda has administered a total of 86,676 vaccinations.

Of the 86,676 vaccinations given as of September 18:

  • 52% are women and,
  • 48% are men

83.8% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination, and 82.6% are fully immunised.

To date, 67.8% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 66.2% of the population has been immunised [2 doses].

As we all know, the Delta variant is easily transmissible and widespread throughout our community. Everything we do should be focused on avoiding infection.

Vaccinations are our best defense against the further spread of the virus, so if you still have not decided to get vaccinated, please do your research and speak to your doctor.

The sooner you get vaccinated, the better you can fight the virus if exposed to it. Equally important, you can protect others in the community, which is particularly important for those who cannot be vaccinated, such as our children who we want to get back in the classroom as quickly as possible.

We are expecting a new supply of Pfizer vaccines to arrive on island tomorrow evening, and I encourage anyone who wants to get vaccinated to register their interest as soon as possible on gov.bm/vaccines.

Booster vaccines will be available very soon.

At this time, the recommended target groups for booster vaccines are, in this order, persons who are:

  • 1. Immunosuppressed,
  • 2. Over 65 years old,
  • 3. A healthcare or essential worker, and then,
  • 4. Over 50 years old.

We are not currently administering boosters, and appointments are not being scheduled for boosters at this time. The Ministry of Health is currently working out the delivery details, and we will advise the public once they are available.

September 11, 2021, 86,194 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister 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.

September 4, 2021, 85,914 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed week 34 of vaccinations. Since January 11th, Bermuda has administered a total of 85,914 vaccinations.

Of the 85,914 vaccinations given as of September 4:

  • 52% are women and,
  • 48% are men

83.5% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination and 82.3% are fully immunised.

To date, 67.1% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 65.8% of the population has been immunised [2 doses].

August 28, 2021, 85,415 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed 33 weeks of vaccinations. Since January 11, Bermuda has administered a total of 85,415 vaccinations.

  • 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].

“It saddens me that that Bermuda has recorded another death of someone who was Covid positive,” said Minister of Health, Kim Wilson.

“I extend my deepest sympathies to the bereaved family and friends. I am sorry for your loss, and my prayers are with you.

“The pandemic is far from over, and as we now find ourselves living with COVID, we all must do everything we can to reduce the transmission of this virus at all levels.”

“If you have cold, flu or coronavirus symptoms, stay home and call your doctor or the COVID helpline 444-2498 for advice about getting tested.

“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.”

The Ministry is advising parents and guardians that if an unimmunized child travels and returns home, and his/her parents are immunised, then he/she should:

Comply with the on-island testing requirements on days 4, 10 and 14. Not attend school or day care until receiving a negative day 10 test result, in accordance with a medium risk setting of the Safe Return to Work after Travel Guidance. Conduct remote learning.

A day 8 test will be acceptable until the school year’s start only for families with existing travel plans. Call the Covid-19 Information Hotline, 444-2498, to make arrangements for a Day 8 test.

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.

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 indoors, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app.

August 21, 2021, 84,748 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed week 32 of vaccinations. Since January 11, Bermuda has administered a total of 84,748 vaccinations.

Of the 84,748 vaccinations given as of August 21:

  • 52% are women and,
  • 48% are men

83.0% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination and 81.7% are fully immunised

To date, 66.3% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 64.9% of the population has been immunised [2 doses].

Please remember that the vaccine against Covid-19 is one of the single most important measures to keep our community safe.

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. Additionally, you can go to the Washington Mall on Saturday, August 28, between 10 am and 2 pm, or visit the Vaccine Pop-up on Sunday, August 29, at the Berkeley Institute, located in the Lower Atrium, from 10am to 2pm. Medical professionals will be available to answer your questions. You don’t need an appointment. Just show up to talk to someone or to get the vaccine.

August 14, 2021, 84,022 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: Bermuda has completed 31 weeks of vaccinations. Since January 11, Bermuda has administered a total of 84,022 vaccinations.

Of the 84,022 vaccinations given as of August 14:

  • 52% are women and,
  • 48% are men

82.7% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination, and 81.6% are fully immunized.

To date, 65.9% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 64.6% of the population has been immunized [2 doses].

August 7, 2021, 83,543 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed 30 weeks of vaccinations. Since January 11, Bermuda has administered a total of 83,543 vaccinations.

Of the 83,543 vaccinations given as of August 7:

  • 52% are women and,
  • 48% are men

82.7% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination and 81.4% are fully immunised.

To date, 65.7% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 64.4% of the population has been immunised [2 doses].

We have five active confirmed clusters. This is concerning. We cannot afford another outbreak and its impact on our health and safety, our economy, and not to mention the stress it would put on our entire healthcare system.

As I have repeatedly stressed, the vaccine against COVID-19 is one of the single most important measures to keep our community safe.

Vaccines prevent approximately 80% of symptomatic infections, and vaccines prevent approximately 96% of hospitalisations and deaths. Vaccines also appear to reduce transmission.

As I said earlier, of Bermuda’s 34 active imported cases, 68% are fully vaccinated, and 32% are not vaccinated or eligible for vaccination.

Of our 58 local transmission cases or cases under investigation with no known connection to travel the situation is reversed, 33% are fully vaccinated, and 69% are not vaccinated or eligible for vaccination. In other words, for local transmission, not surprisingly, the majority of persons who are positive are not vaccinated.

July 31, 2021, 83,208 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: Locally, Bermuda has completed week 29 of vaccinations. Since January 11th, Bermuda has administered a total of 83,208 vaccinations.

Of the 83,208 vaccinations given as of July 31:

  • 52% are women and 48% are men;
  • 82.5% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination and 81.3% are fully immunized;
  • To date, 65.4% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose]; and
  • 64.1% of the population has been immunized [2 doses].

Finally as it relates to Bermuda’s vaccination drive, the Ministry continues to advocate for residents to get vaccinated, and the Government continues to offer accessible avenues for members of the public to get immunized.

Vaccination is recognised globally as one of the single most important measures that individuals can take to protect themselves, their loved ones and their community, from severe illness, hospitalizations and deaths.

Residents can walk in to the King Edward Memorial Hospital vaccination centre. This week the vaccination centre will be open on:

  • Thursday, August 5th, from 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm; and
  • Saturday August 7th, from 8.00 am until 4.00 pm.

Members of the public can register for a vaccination appointment via: https://vaccine.resqwest.com/web/

July 24, 2021, 82,870 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed week 28 of vaccinations. Since January 11th Bermuda has administered a total of 82,870 vaccinations.

Of the 82,870 vaccinations given as of July 24:

  • 52% are women and,
  • 48% are men

82.5% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination and 81.3% are fully immunized.

To date, 65.3% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 63.9% of the population has been immunized [2 doses].

I would like to remind everyone that vaccination is recognised globally as one of the single most important measures that individuals can take to protect themselves, their loved ones and their community.

Anyone who is trying to make up their mind about getting vaccinated should seek information that is supported by science and rely on guidance from reliable sources.

If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, you can walk in to the King Edward Memorial Hospital vaccination centre. Next week the vaccination centre will be open on:

  • Tuesday August 3rd, from 4 – 7 pm,
  • Thursday, August 5th, from 4 – 7 pm, and on
  • Saturday August 7th, from 8 am until 4 pm.

Please remember, each of us must do our part to stop the spread of the coronavirus. It is essential that we all follow Public Health guidelines. Wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app.

Do the research, talk with a reliable source and make an informed decision about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. There is a wealth of information about the vaccines online at gov.bm.

July 17, 2021, 82,468 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed week 27 of vaccinations. Since January 11, Bermuda has administered a total of 82,468 vaccinations.

Of the 82,468 vaccinations given as of July 17:

  • 52% are women and,
  • 48% are men

82.3% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination, and 81.0% are fully immunised.

To date, 65.0% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 63.7% of the population has been immunised [2 doses].

The KEMH Vaccination Centre is open for appointments and walk-ins Monday to Friday from 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm, and Saturday from 8.00 am to 12.00 pm. The Centre is closed on Sunday.

July 10, 2021, 82,050 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed the twenty-sixth full week of vaccinations. Since January 11th Bermuda has administered a total of 82,050 vaccinations.

Of the 82,050 vaccinations given as of July 10:

  • 52% are women and,
  • 48% are men

82.1% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination and 80.8% are fully immunized.

To date, 64.8% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 63.3% of the population has been immunized [2 doses].

The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine is available at the KEMH vaccination centre. Walk-ins are available between 4 and 7pm Monday to Friday, or 8am to noon on Saturday. The vaccination centre is closed on Sundays.

I recognise that a lot of the reluctance around getting vaccinated comes from misinformation. However, the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks at this time.

I encourage anyone who is trying to make up their mind about getting vaccinated, to seek information that is supported by science and rely on guidance from reliable sources.

Now is the definitely the time to get vaccinated while we have enough vaccine doses available. The sooner you get vaccinated, the sooner you are protected, the sooner our community is protected, and the sooner we can get back to normal.

The longer you wait to be vaccinated, the higher your risk of catching COVID-19, and the longer we will have restrictions.

July 3, 2021, 81,845 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed the twenty-fifth full week of vaccinations.

Since January 11th Bermuda has administered a total of 81,845 vaccinations. As of July 3, 52% of those vaccinated are women and 48% are men. Of our most vulnerable group, 87% of those over 80 years old have had one or both vaccine doses, and 80% of those between 65 and 79 years old have had one or two doses.

To date, 64.9% of the total population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 63.2% of the population has been immunized [2 doses].

June 26, 2021, 79,854 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed the twenty-fourth full week of vaccinations. Since January 11th Bermuda has administered a total of 79,854 vaccinations – a figure that rises to 80,722 if you include vaccinations on Sunday June 27th and Monday June 28th as well!

Of the 79,854 vaccinations given as of June 26th:

  • 52% are women, and,
  • 48% are men.

81.8% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination and 79.1% are fully immunized.

To date, 64.4% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 60.3% of the population has been immunized [2 doses].

The vaccination centre at the Bermuda College will close as of tomorrow, June 30th. Additionally the last day to get an AstraZeneca vaccine at the Bermuda College is tomorrow 30th June. Further we invite nonresidents that are interested in getting an AstraZeneca vaccine to attend the Bermuda College tomorrow between 9 am and 1 pm.

A first dose AstraZeneca can be provided however a second dose of AstraZeneca is not guaranteed. However, a comparable vaccine can be provided for second dose. The nonresidents must provide proof of arriving to Bermuda before 20th June 2021.

The KEMH Vaccination Centre will remain open Monday to Friday from 4 pm until 8 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 8 am until 12 noon for appointments and walk-ins. Please visit gov.bm to make an appointment.

June 19, 2021, 78,008 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: Bermuda has completed the twenty-fourth full week of vaccinations. Bermuda administered a total of 78,008 vaccinations by the end of the twenty-fourth full week ending June 19.

We have added 649 between June 19 through June 24 – bringing the total of vaccinations delivered to 78,657 since the start of the programme on January 11.

Of the 78,008 vaccinations given as of June 19:

  • 51.9% are women and,
  • 47.6% are men

81.7% of all residents over the age of 65 have had at least one dose, and 77.8% are fully immunised.

To date, 64.3% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 57.5% of the population has been immunised [2 doses].

Bermuda received 4680 doses of the Pfizer vaccine on the British Airways flight yesterday.

For anyone who is homebound and wants to get vaccinated, a team from the Bermuda College vaccination centre is available to administer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. They will also visit homebound persons requiring second doses up to June 30.

Anyone who needs a home visit for the COVID-19 vaccine can contact the Hotline at 444-2498 and select Option #2, or email vaccine@gov.bm, and the team will arrange a visit.

The King Edward VII Memorial Hospital Vaccination Centre is open from 8am – 8pm for appointments only, until June 30. From Thursday, July 1 the centre will be open Monday – Friday from 4pm – 8pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 8am – 12noon for appointments and walk-ins.

Anyone who wishes to be vaccinated is encouraged to register for an appointment at https://vaccine.resqwest.com/web/.

June 12, 2021, 76,526 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed the twenty-second full week of vaccinations. Since January 11 Bermuda has administered a total of 76,526 vaccinations – a figure that rises to 76,860 if you include vaccinations on Sunday June 13 and Monday June 14 as well!

Of the 76,526 vaccinations given as of June 12:

  • 52% are women, and,
  • 48% are men.

81.6% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination, and 76.4% are fully immunised.

To date, 64.0% of the total population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 55.4% of the total population has been immunised [2 doses].

We have had questions about the percentage of the population that is eligible to be vaccinated. To date, 72% of the eligible population has been vaccinated with one [1] dose, and 62% of the eligible population has been immunised [2 doses].

We have confirmation from Government House that 4,680 more Pfizer vaccine doses are arriving next week from the UK, which is excellent!

This will allow us to continue to offer vaccinations to as many people as possible. The more people who are immunised, the safer our community becomes, and I am pleased to announce that we can now end most public health restrictions due to our significant progress in controlling the virus as reflected in our updated country status.

June 5, 2021, 73,702 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: Bermuda has completed the twenty-first full week of vaccinations. Since January 11th, we have administered a total of 73,702 vaccinations – a figure that rises to 74,852 if you include vaccinations on Sunday, June 6th and Monday, June 7th as well.

Of the 73,702 vaccinations given as of June 5th:

  • 52% are women, and,
  • 48% are men.

80.2% of all residents over the age of 65 have had at least one vaccination, and 75.2% are fully immunized. To date, 61.3% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 53.8% of the population has been immunized [2 doses].

Covid-19 cases are down in Bermuda, thanks in part to our aggressive testing and vaccine programme. As well, the United States Centres for Disease Control today upgraded Bermuda’s Covid-19 risk rating.

Bermuda is now classed as Level 2, moderate, up from Level 4, very high in a travel advisory on the organisation’s website. However, we must continue to be vigilant to avoid any additional outbreaks.

Our last first dose vaccines were administered today, and the response was good. I encourage anyone who wants to be vaccinated to please register your interest at https://vaccine.resqwest.com/web/. We will order more vaccines if we have the need.

For anyone who is homebound and wants to get vaccinated, a team from the Bermuda College vaccination centre is available to administer the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. They will also visit those homebound persons requiring second doses up to June 30th.

Anyone who feels they need a home visit for the Covid-19 vaccine can contact the Hotline at 444-2498 and select Option #2, or email vaccine@gov.bm, and the team will arrange a visit.

May 29, 2021, 70,731 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: With respect to the Vaccination Campaign, we have completed the twentieth full week of vaccinations.

Since January 11th Bermuda has administered a total of 70,731 vaccinations – a figure that rises to 71,114 if you include vaccinations on Sunday May 30th and Monday May 31st as well.

Of the 70,731 vaccinations given as of May 29th:

  • 52% are women, and,
  • 48% are men.

78.8% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination and 73.6% are fully immunized. To date, 58.3% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 52.1% of the population has been immunized [2 doses].

May 22, 2021, 68,104 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed the nineteenth full week of vaccinations. From January 11 to May 22, 2021, Bermuda has administered a total of 68,104 vaccinations – a figure that rises to 68,822 if you include vaccinations administered between Sunday May 23rd and Monday May 24th as well! –all of which is excellent news.

Of the 68,104 vaccinations administered for the period we are reporting on, which ends May 22nd:

  • 52% are women, and,
  • 48% are men.

77.6% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination with 72.4% being fully immunized. Last week, I reported 79.9% of all residents over the ages of 65 have had at least one vaccination, however, the corrected number is 76.36%.

To date, 55.7% of the population has been vaccinated [with 1 dose], and 50.5% of the population has been immunized [with 2 doses].

Again, we are making significant progress vaccinating our residents.

I encourage everyone who wishes to be vaccinated to do so as soon as possible.

You can get vaccinated at the Bermuda College, which is open Monday to Friday, 9:00 am until 1:00 pm for walk-ins.

You can also make an appointment to get vaccinated at Bermuda College between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. However, the Bermuda College is not open for vaccinations on the weekend.

The Bermuda Hospitals Board vaccine centre is open daily between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm for anyone with an appointment. This is especially convenient for people who are working during the day and who need an appointment in the evening or on the weekend. They will be accepting walk-ins this Saturday and Sunday.

This week the Close To Home COVID-19 mobile vaccination programme will be at the following locations:

  • Thursday, May 27, at the Sandy’s Secondary Middle School from 4 pm until 7 pm, and,
  • Saturday, May 29, at the National Sports Centre from 10 am until 2 pm.

At the National Sports Centre on Saturday, vaccine certificates will be provided to those who do not have internet access. Also, 200 free meals will be given away from the caterer Kenny’s Kitchen thanks to the generous donation of Red Laser Ltd. There will also be other participants that will be joining Bermuda’s objective for community immunity and will be giving out gift cards and vouchers to those that get vaccinated at the National Sports Centre this Saturday, May 29th. I would like to thank Auto Solutions who will be donating free car wash vouches and Frontline Foundation who will be donating gift cards from various businesses in the community to those that get vaccinated.

We are reaching a milestone Bermuda, as there are 2 weeks left to assure yourselves of two [2] doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

Next week the mobile vaccination locations are:

  • Shelly Bay Marketplace on June 1
  • TN Tatem Middle School on June 3
  • And Victor Scott Primary School on June 6.

The Close to Home mobile vaccination neighbourhood sites are for people 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.

There will be doctors on site to answer any questions you have, and you don’t need an appointment. You can just show up and roll up your sleeve.

We recommend the Close to Home mobile vaccination programme as an ideal opportunity to learn more for those people who want to hear about the COVID-19 vaccine from a trusted source.

If you need a free ride to any of the vaccinations sites, call 533-5903 between 10.00 am and 1.30 pm. Mini-buses are available to take you there and bring you back home.

Since the mobile vaccination programme began on April 27, a total of 1729 vaccines have been given as of May 24. About 78% of injections were administered to people receiving their first dose.

Thanks very much to the Bermuda Health Council and the Royal Bermuda Regiment who have been assisting the Ministry of Health with this programme. And thanks to all of our healthcare-workers and stakeholders who have been assisting with our mobile vaccinations.

If you need assistance getting vaccinated or simply have questions, please contact vaccine@gov.bm, or call the hotline 444-2498 and select Option #2. The Vaccine Call Centre is available from 8 am – 4 pm, Monday to Friday and Saturdays from 9 am – 3 pm. The Call Centre is closed on Sundays.

As I have mentioned previously, Bermuda’s current supplies of Pfizer BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines expire on June 30. The Pfizer vaccine requires three weeks between doses. This means the last, first dose can be given on June 8, which is fast approaching. To be assured you can receive 2 doses of the Pfizer vaccine please either register for an appointment at gov.bm or attend the walk-in facility at the Bermuda College or attend one of the Close to Home locations before or 8th June.

Yesterday was a monumental day for Bermuda. To ensure we limit vaccine wastage, 9,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine were delivered to Trinidad and Tobago on a private fight.

Our neighbors in the south have had some challenges with retaining sufficient supplies of vaccines and I am proud of how the Bermuda Government and the community joined together to support Trinidad and Tobago as we believe it was a win/win for both countries.

The AstraZeneca vaccine can be administered up to 12 weeks after the first dose. Therefore the first dose can be given until June 30, with the second dose administered from a new batch of vaccines received from COVAX.

There is currently enough COVID-19 vaccines available in Bermuda for anyone who wants to be vaccinated. Once the existing batches of vaccines have expired, more will be sourced in the coming months. For those who wish to get the Pfizer vaccine, now is the time. There are no guarantees of Bermuda getting more doses in the immediate future.

Those parents who are interested in having their children vaccinated can register their appropriately aged children on gov.bm so the Ministry of Health can gauge interest in being vaccinated.

As I mentioned last week, the Food & Drug Administration and Health Canada have both approved the Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 years old.

However, as the Memorandum of Understanding between the Bermuda Government and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office in the UK specifies the vaccine can be used only on people aged 16 years and over.

Bermuda and other territories are facing the same challenges and continue to wait for the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency [MHRA] to approve use of the Pfizer Vaccine for this age group. This is an issue we are still working on resolving before we can begin to administer the vaccine to the lower age group of 12 – 15 year olds.

On a final note, tomorrow at 8 pm, we have a panel of experts who will explain how the COVID-19 testing works and they will share the research about giving the COVID-19 vaccine to 12–15-year-olds.

On the panel will be Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ayo Oyinloye, Dr. Carika Weldon, Dr. Ramon Arscott, Epidemiologist Ms. Dy-Juan DeRosa, and Pediatrician Dr. Sylvanus Nawab. They will debunk myths and answer questions from the public so I encourage you to tune in with your questions.

This informative programme will air live on the Bermuda Government’s Facebook page, CITV, and YouTube, at 8 pm, Wednesday May 26.

May 15, 2021, 65,497 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed the eighteenth full week of vaccinations. From January 11 to May 15, 2021, Bermuda has administered a total of 65,497 vaccinations – a figure that rises to 66,564 if you include vaccinations administered between Sunday May 16h and Monday May 17th as well! –all of which is excellent news.

Of the 65,497 vaccinations administered for the period we are reporting on, which ends May 15th;

  • 52% are women, and,
  • 48% are men.

Significant progress has been made in vaccinating our most vulnerable population, and I am pleased to report

79.9% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination with 70.2% being fully immunised.

To date, 53.9% of the population has been vaccinated [with 1 dose], and 47.7% of the population has been immunised [with 2 doses].

We’ve made remarkable progress, since our vaccination campaign began at the beginning of the year. The vaccine is extremely effective at preventing severe illness and death, which we saw demonstrated through the challenging outbreak that caused the Stay at Home regulations to be put in place.

I encourage everyone who wishes to be vaccinated to do so as soon as possible.

For recent travellers, the Ministry of Health guidance is being updated to support vaccination after your day 4 negative COVID-19 test result. You no longer have to wait until after day 14.

You can get vaccinated at the Bermuda College, which is open Monday to Friday, 9:00 am until 1:00 pm for walk-ins.

You can also make an appointment to get vaccinated at Bermuda College between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. However, the Bermuda College is not open for vaccinations on the weekend.

The Bermuda Hospitals Board vaccine centre is open daily between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm for anyone with an appointment. This is especially convenient for people who are working during the day and who need an appointment in the evening or on the weekend.

Our mobile vaccination sites are also convenient as we visit various locations around the island, three times per week.

Later this week, the mobile vaccination programme will be at the following locations:

  • Thursday, May 20, at the Southampton Princess from 10.00 am – 2.00 pm.
  • Saturday, May 23, TCD in Hamilton from 10.00 am – 2.00 pm.

This week’s mobile vaccination programme will be for individuals who wish to get their first dose, as well as for those who need to receive their second vaccine shot, following their first dose three weeks ago. The vaccine is most effective after you receive the second dose, so don’t forget to go back to Southampton Princess or TCD to get that all important second shot.

Next week our mobile vaccination programme will be at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, May 25, the Open Door Christian Fellowship in St. David’s from 10 am until 2 pm
  • Thursday, May 27, at the Sandy’s Secondary Middle School from 4 pm until 7 pm, and
  • Saturday, May 29, at the National Sports Centre from 10 am until 2 pm.

These neighbourhood sites are for people 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. There will be doctors on site to answer any questions you have, and you don’t need an appointment. You can just show up and roll up your sleeve.

We recommend the Close to Home mobile programme as an ideal opportunity to learn more for those people who want to hear about the COVID-19 vaccine from a trusted source.

And please don’t forget that there is a free mini-bus service available to take people from their homes to the mobile vaccination sites and back to their homes afterwards. Call 533-5903 between 10.00 am and 1.30 pm if you need a ride to one of the mobile vaccination sites.

Anyone who feels they need a home visit for the COVID-19 vaccine, please contact vaccine@gov.bm, or call the hotline 444-2498 and select Option #2, and the team will arrange a visit in the coming weeks.

Since the mobile vaccination programme began on April 27, a total of 1,012 vaccines have been given as of May 16. About 90% of injections were administered to people receiving their first dose.

Parents who are interested in having their children vaccinated are encouraged to register their appropriately aged children on gov.bm so the Ministry of Health can gauge interest in being vaccinated.

The Food & Drug Administration and Health Canada have both approved the Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 years old. Parents.

As the Memorandum of Understanding between the Bermuda Government and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office specifies the vaccine can be used on people aged 16 years and over, we are still working on a resolution of this issue before we can begin to administer the vaccine to the lower age group of 12 – 15 year olds.

May 8, 2021, 62,161 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed the seventeenth full week of vaccinations. From January 11 to May 8, 2021, Bermuda has administered a total of 62,161 vaccinations – a figure that rises to 63,994 if you include vaccinations administered between Sunday May 9th and Wednesday May 12th as well! – and this is excellent news.

Of the 62,161 vaccinations administered for the period we are reporting on, which ends May 8;

  • 52% are women, and,
  • 48% are men.

Good progress continues to be made in vaccinating our population and, especially, our most vulnerable.

79% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination, with 67% being fully immunized.

To date, 53% of the population has been vaccinated [with 1 dose], and 44% of the population has been immunized [with 2 doses].

We are making excellent progress. However, time is running out.

Bermuda’s current supplies of Pfizer BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines expire on June 30. The Pfizer vaccine requires three weeks between doses. This means we can give the last first dose on June 8. The AstraZeneca vaccine can be given up to 12 weeks after the first dose. Therefore, the first doses of AstraZeneca will be administered until June 30, with the second dose administered from a new batch of vaccines received from COVAX. We currently have enough of the COVID-19 vaccines available in Bermuda for anyone who wishes to be vaccinated. I strongly encourage those that wish to get vaccinated to do so.

There are people in our community who have said that they probably will or that they do plan to get vaccinated but have not done so – now is the time.

Anyone wishing to get vaccinated can go to Bermuda College, which is open Monday to Friday, 9:00 am until 1:00 pm for walk-ins.

Additionally, appointments at the College are available between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Also, the Bermuda Hospitals Board vaccine centre is open daily between 8:00 am – 8:00 pm for anyone with an appointment.

We have also made it easy to get vaccinated by going out in our community. There are mobile vaccination centres available three times a week in various locations around the island.

On Sunday, May 16, our Close To Home mobile vaccination programme will be at Victor Scott Primary School, Glebe Road, from 10 am – 2 pm.

Next week our mobile vaccination programme will be at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, 18-May, Penno’s Wharf in St. George’s from 10 am – 2 pm
  • Thursday, 20-May, The Southampton Princess from 10 am – 2 pm
  • Saturday, 23-May, TCD in Hamilton from 10 am – 2 pm

These sites are for people 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. There will be doctors on site to answer any questions you have, and you don’t need an appointment. You can just show up and roll up your sleeve.

For those people who want to hear about the COVID-19 vaccine from a trusted source, we recommend the Close to Home programme as an ideal opportunity to learn more.

A mini-bus service is available to take people from their homes to the mobile vaccination sites and back to their homes afterwards. Anyone wanting to use the service should call 533-5903 between 10 am and 1:30 pm.

As part of the Ministry’s outreach, we are very pleased to report that yesterday a team from the Bermuda College vaccination centre vaccinated 10 homebound people with the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in the west of the island – from Southampton to Paget. This was done in partnership with St John’s Ambulance who kindly donated the use of their emergency response car – thank you!

The team plans to go out again this Saturday morning to vaccinate those who have requested home visits in the east of the island from St David’s to Devonshire.

Anyone who feels they need a home visit for the COVID-19 vaccine, please contact vaccine@gov.bm, and the team will arrange a visit in the coming weeks.

As many people will know, the Food & Drug Administration and Health Canada have both approved the Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 years old. Parents are encouraged to register their appropriately aged children on gov.bm so the Ministry of Health can appropriately gauge interest in being vaccinated.

As the Memorandum of Understanding between the Bermuda Government and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office specifies the vaccine can be used on youth aged 16 to 18, we are working on a resolution of this issue before we can begin to administer the vaccine on the lower age group.

Also, there have been questions regarding the AstraZeneca vaccine being administered to persons under 30 years of age. The Chief Medical Officer is available for technical questions on this, but the Bermuda Advisory Committee on Immunisations has approved the use of this vaccine on that younger age group, taking into consideration the benefits, incidence of adverse effects and the availability of alternatives.

May 1, 2021, 58,193 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: We have completed the sixteenth full week of vaccinations. From January 11 to May 1, 2021, Bermuda has administered a total of 58,193 vaccinations – a figure that rises to 60,207 [which is 52% vaccinated] if you include vaccinations administered from Sunday to Wednesday of this week as well! – all of which is excellent news.

Of the 58,193 vaccinations administered for the period we are reporting on, which ends May 1;

  • 52% are women, and,
  • 48% are men.

Significant progress has been made in vaccinating our population and, especially, our most vulnerable.

74% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination with 64% being fully immunised.

To date, 51% of the population has been vaccinated [with 1 dose], and 39% of the population has been immunised [with 2 doses].

The Bermuda College vaccination centre will continue to be open for walk-ins from 9 am to 1 pm daily. For those with appointments, the vaccination hotline is doing phone follow up calls to confirm those appointments as well as sending emails.

For those persons who have registered and are waiting for their first appointment, you will receive the information by email. In both cases, please read your confirmation emails carefully to ensure that you get the correct information regarding the time and location of your vaccine appointment.

Additionally, to increase the avenues available to members of the public who wish to protect themselves and others by getting vaccinated, the “Close to Home” Vaccination Initiative will continue in the following locations, from 10 am until 2 pm:

  • Saturday, 8 May at the National Sports Centre in Devonshire
  • Tuesday, 11 May at the Shelly Bay Marketplace
  • Thursday, 13 May at the TN Tatem Middle School

These sites are for people 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.

Our current supplies of Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines expire at the end of June. For Pfizer, which requires a three week period between doses, we anticipate the last first dose will be administered on June 8. For AstraZeneca, the period between doses can be as great as 12 weeks, so we will continue to administer that vaccine until June 30, and administer the second dose when we receive our next COVAX delivery.

I can assure you, we have the capacity to vaccinate anyone who wants to get vaccinated and plenty of supply to reach community protection.


April 24, 2021, 55,319 Vaccinations | Click for full details

The Minister said: 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.