Vaccinations

St Helena’s vaccination programme began in January 2021, when the Island’s frontline workers were given the first doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine, provided by the UK Government. 

 A further 3,800 doses were received on 26 February in order to start the vaccination programme for the entire eligible population (18 years +) of St Helena.

The Island’s eligible population were invited to receive the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine via a series of vaccination clinics set up over a period of three weeks each time.  The first phase took place between 1 and 20 March, with the second phase administering the second dose of the vaccine starting on 6 April.  The vaccination programme came to an end on 24 April.

The preliminary figures show that 95% of the Island’s population were fully vaccinated by 24 April 2021. 

 The table below shows preliminary vaccination figures as of 19 April 2021.  

Total Adult Population
(AZ: FOR OVER 18)
Cumulative Total
Number
of Vaccines administered to date
Cumulative Total First Dose  Cumulative Total First Dose    Cumulative Total Second DoseCumulative Total Second Dose
As a figureAs % of populationAs a figureAs % of population
  3,709  7,168* 3,627** 97.78%**  3,528**95.11%**
* this figure includes vaccines administered to the flight crew and visitors, who have not been included in  the total adult population for St Helena ** this figure only includes eligible individuals from the St Helenian population

Return to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home