The Ministry of Health, Wellness, and New Investment have launched a Mobile Vaccination Campaign, “Vaccines on Wheels,” on Tuesday, November 23rd.
The campaign aims to increase access to vaccines for citizens in both rural and urban communities.
The “Vaccines on Wheels” campaign also seeks to build awareness among citizens about the benefits of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.
This week, the COVID-19 vaccination unit will partner with the Bureau of Gender Affairs for a bus tour to various communities around the island for International Men’s Day.
The Communications Officer within the COVID-19 Vaccination Unit, Vernella Orle, stated that the vaccines are available to everyone however from the tour the specific focus is on men.
Today, Wednesday, November 24th, Bus One will be in Mero, Salisbury, Bioche, DuBlanc, and Portsmouth. Bus Two will be in Goodwill, Tarish Pit, Gutter Village, Stockfarm, and Bellevue Rawle.
Tomorrow, Thursday, November 25th, Bus One will be in Woodford Hill, Wesley, and Marigot. While Bus Two will be at Morne Jaune, Riviere Cyrique, La Plaine and Delices.
She informed that the conceptualization of the campaign was to ensure that everyone accesses vaccines. Orle stated that people may be preoccupied and might not have the time to visit the vaccination sites that they launch daily.
The first and second doses of the Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Sinopharm vaccines will be offered.
The Ministry of Health, Wellness, and New Health Investment encourage the general public to get vaccinated to protect against infection or severe illness caused by the COVID-19 virus.
They also encourage the general public to look out for their branded buses. They advise that if you see the bus, stop the bus, and they will offer you any vaccine you prefer.
Vernella Orle, the Communications Officer within the COVID-19 Vaccination Unit, expressed that the best vaccine is the vaccine that is most accessible to you.