Saint Lucia will be donating 5,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Grenada, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has announced.
Chastanet made the announcement on his official Facebook page on Monday.
The 5,000 Astra Zeneca vaccine doses for Grenada will come from 25,000 this country received on Monday from India.
The PM said the gift from India will significantly strengthen Saint Lucia’ COVID-19 Vaccination process.
That process officially commenced about 2 weeks ago.
Chastanet disclosed that this week, the National COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign will continue with frontline workers.
He said Phase 1B will also commence.
In Phase1B people who are 65 years and older; residents of elderly homes and people living with chronic health conditions will receive vaccines.
Chastanet explained that as such, Phases 1A and 1B will be taking place at the same time.
Hew said in the coming weeks, vaccination will be extended to the thousands of Saint Lucians who have registered.
The Ministry of Health has identified various vaccination sites and will be making weekly announcements.
The schedule for this week for Phase 1B is as follows:
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
– Richfond Human Resource Development Centre
-Ti Rocher Micoud Wellness Centre
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
-Bexon Wellness Centre
Thursday, March 4th, 2021
-Desruisseaux Parish Hall
Friday, March 5th, 2021
-Marigot Secondary School
-Dennery Seventh Day Adventist Church
-Micoud Multi-Purpose Centre
-Laborie Wellness Centre
-Choiseul Fisheries Complex
Saturday, March 6th, 2021
-Philip Marcellin Grounds, Vieux Fort
According to the Prime Minister, this phase is expected to last about eight weeks.
And he said the campaign will then smoothly transition into its third phase – vaccinating the rest of the population.