The vaccine for the 5 to 11 year old age group is “not available through Public Health England, and we are trying to source a supply as quickly as possible,” the Ministry said.
In releasing the tonight’s test results, Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, “We have had a lot of queries regarding Covid-19 vaccinations for children aged 5 – 11. The vaccine for this age group is not available through Public Health England, and we are trying to source a supply as quickly as possible.”
The Minister also noted that “the Ministry of Health is sending emails to people who are eligible to receive their booster vaccine. This email is specific to the individual receiving it, and the link within the email is not to be shared. If you receive an email for your booster appointment, please do not forward it to anyone else. Parents bringing their 12-year-old children for boosters must bring identification for their children.”
The vaccine is currently available in Bermuda to ages 12 and up, and as of January 15th, Bermuda has administered a total of 118,548 vaccinations; with 72.7% of the population having received one dose, 71.5% have had two doses, while 39.5% of the population has also received a booster.