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] and Bermuda will receive another 15,000 doses of the vaccine later this month.
This was stated at at tonight’s [March 2] press conference, with Health Minister Kim Wilson saying “We have completed the seventh full week of vaccinations and the fifth week using two Vaccination Centres operating six days a week.
“For the seven-week period, from January 11 to February 27, Bermuda has administered a total of 20,705 vaccinations – a figure that rises to 21,387 if you include yesterday’s vaccinations as well! – which is a remarkable accomplishment.
“Of the 20,705 vaccinations administered for the period we are reporting on, which ends February 27;
- 11,373 [or 55%] were given to women, and,
- 9,332 [or 45%] were given to men.
“Bermuda’s goal of “herd immunity” will be achieved when 70% of the population [64,054] has been immunized. To date, 21% of the population has been vaccinated [with 1 dose] and 11% of the population has been immunized [with 2 doses].
“Each week since January 11 has seen an increase in the number of vaccinations administered, with 4314 vaccinations delivered last week. The public has accessed these vaccines as follows:
- the Vaccination Centre at Bermuda College [previously at the Police Recreation Club] administered 12,036 or 58% of vaccinations,
- 7,760 or 37% were administered at the Bermuda Hospitals Board Vaccination Centre,
- 767 or 4% were administered at rest homes and long term care facilities, and
- 141 or 1% were administered at Other Vaccination Sites.
“Assessed against Bermuda’s vaccination priority targets:
“In Phase 1A
- 1,703 persons or 55% of those aged 80 years and older have been vaccinated. 441 have had one vaccination, and 1,262 [41%] are fully immunized.
- 381 persons or 51% of residents in rest homes and long term care have been vaccinated. 70 have had one vaccination, and 311 [42%] are fully immunized.
- 1,365 health care workers or 56% have been vaccinated. 221 have had one vaccination, and 1,144 [47%] are fully immunized.
- 1,393 essential workers or 59% have been vaccinated. 403 have had one vaccination, and 990 [42%] are fully immunized.
“In Phase 1B
- 4,523 persons or 48% of those aged 65 – 79 years have been vaccinated. 1,590 have had one vaccination, and 2,933 [31%] are fully immunized.
“These are excellent results so far, and I would like to thank all those who are getting their vaccination to protect themselves, their families and our community.
“Government House has informed the Government that Bermuda will receive another 15,000 doses of the vaccine later this month. This is great for our vaccine programme as we are receiving more and more persons who are registering their interest to be vaccinated.
“I would like to remind residents that we are currently in Phase 2 of Bermuda’s COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Strategy.
“Phase 2 is for residents who are 50 years or older, have been diagnosed with heart disease, chronic kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes, have a disability, are of no fixed abode or essential travelers – persons who must travel for medical purposes or to return to school.
“If you fit the criteria for Phase 2, please register for an appointment by completing the registration form at forms.gov.bm/covidvaccine.
“Also, we are in the process of making appointments for the remaining persons who are 65 years-old and older who registered online but have not yet been vaccinated. We encourage all those in that group to continue to register as they will be prioritized in the booking system, along with all who are medically vulnerable.
“If you are not able to access the registration form online, ask a friend, neighbour or family member to help register you online, or you can call the vaccine hotline on 444 2498 and select option 2.
“With regard to the numbers of persons who have registered interest.
“For the week ending February 27th, 20,877 persons have registered their interest in getting vaccinated. The breakdown is as follows:
- 5,068 Black
- 9,704 White
- 2,404 Mixed or Other, and,
- 3,701 Prefer not to say or Not Specified.
“For those of you who have registered already – thank you, and please encourage your family and friends who may be in the priority groups to register. The COVID-19 vaccination will prevent you from becoming seriously ill or dying from the virus.
“The more people who are vaccinated, the harder it will be for the virus to spread in our community. Please remember that there are those in our community who cannot get vaccinations because of health issues. Our immunization protects them.
“I must also remind people that you cannot get your vaccination if you have travelled and not yet received your 14-day negative test or if you are in quarantine. And you must wear a proper mask or face covering – no neck gaiters please– when you attend a vaccination centre.”