Ministry of Health Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Data Collection Exercise

With over 32,000 persons receiving their first dose of the Astra Zeneca Vaccine, The Ministry of Health has announced that they are intensifying their data collection exercise. 

The data is being collected from persons who would have been immunized with their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, (AstraZeneca); with remarks stating that there is a likelihood that persons having received the vaccine may experience some side effects, which is a part of any vaccine administration.  

On this backdrop, the health ministry has indicated that individuals have been tasked with contacting persons who have been vaccinated, via telephone, to collect this information. 

“It is important to note that data collection, post-vaccination, has been an ongoing exercise with the assistance of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHA/WHO) through which the Ministry of Health and by extension the government procures all vaccines used in the Expanded Program on Immunization,” The Ministry said. 

Health authorities continued by stating, “the data collected will be analyzed by the Ministry of Health and shared with the public.  The findings from the analyzed data will also be periodically shared with regional and international public health partners including the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization PAHO/WHO.”

Concurrently, the vaccination rollout has indicated that there has been increased foot traffic at the centers, highlighting that many persons are turning out to receive their second dose, while scores of persons are also turning out to receive their first dose. 

 

The rollout team further indicated that the Vaccine Mobile Unit will be out this Saturday, May 22nd at the M&M service station from 6 am to 1pm.

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