Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Dr Ralph Gonsalves and his wife, Eloise Gonsalves have both received their second dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine Sputnik V.
It was administered to them yesterday at the Levi Latham Health Complex.
The full-scale launch of the COVID-19 National Vaccination Deployment Programme kicks off today at the Victoria Park, Kingstown and Health Centres throughout St Vincent and the Grenadines.
According to the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) the early and successful introduction of COVID-19 vaccines has been identified as one of the interventions capable of making the most significant impact on controlling and reducing the impact of COVID-19 in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
In this regard, SVG has embarked on its largest-ever immunization programme, in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
The programme has been intensified with the arrival of 40,000 doses of AstraZeneca, a gift from the Government and people of India.
The plan is to vaccinate at least 70 per cent of the country’s population in order to achieve community immunity. Today’s event features walk-in on the spot immunizations, information sharing and public education and awareness.