COVID-19: Unvaccinated Persons Account For ‘96.6% Of Hospitalisations’ In Saint Lucia

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Assistant Principal Nursing Officer and National Immunization Manager, Tecla Jn Baptiste disclosed Tuesday that from February 2021, when COVID-19 vaccines were introduced, until current, statistics show that unvaccinated persons account for 96.6% of hospitalisations.

In a statement, Jn Baptiste also disclosed the following:

Partially vaccinated persons account for 2% of hospitalisations

Partially vaccinated persons account for 2% of hospitalisations

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Fully vaccinated persons account for 1.4% of hospitalisations

Unvaccinated persons account for 96.7% of deaths

Partially vaccinated persons account for 2% of deaths

Vaccinated persons account for 1.3% of deaths

“It doesn’t get any simpler – vaccines save lives. It reduces the risk of hospitalisation and death. Being unvaccinated is a risk, not only for you but also for those around you,” she asserted.

“Of note is the significant number of persons who are partially vaccinated with only one dose of the vaccine. One thousand, eight hundred and forty-three (1,843) persons, 4.2% of total vaccinated in-country, are overdue for their second dose of the vaccine. Again, I reiterate the importance of being fully vaccinated – this is the best way to ensure protection,” the senior Saint Lucia medical official disclosed.

Jn Baptiste said that The highest uptake of vaccines remains amongst the fifty (50) years and older age group, followed by those 24-49 years.

According to her, over the past weeks, the significant rise in reported cases and deaths is clearly a concern to all and the burden on the health system is evident.

“It is important that every one of us plays our part in addressing this situation. Each one of us has a personal responsibility in the fight against this pandemic,” Jn baptiste observed.

Her full statement appears below:

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