Vaccination Programme Update – 3,360 COVID-19 vaccines arrive

St Helena Government have received a further consignment of 3,360 doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine. These arrived on the Charter Flight on 24 March. 

The Health Directorate are now in possession of over 3900 doses. This means there are sufficient doses on-Island for the entire eligible population to receive their second dose in addition to those persons who have not yet come forward to receive their first dose.

Provisional numbers indicate that 93% of the total eligible population have received their first dose thus far. The Health Directorate anticipates that further first doses will have been administered at the drop-in clinic today, 25 March.

Information regarding the start of clinics to administer the second dose will be provided in the coming weeks.

25 March 2021

St Helena Government Communications Hub

Telephone: 22470