On February 9, 2021, the Prime Minister of Dominica along with the Acting Minister for Health and other Members of Cabinet personally greeted a plane bringing in 70,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine under the auspices of Oxford AstraZeneca. The vaccine was manufactured entirely in India and is a grant donation to Dominica from the Government of India. This donation will be sufficient to vaccinate just about half of the country’s citizens.
On February 11, 2021, the President of Dominica along with his wife, the Minister of Health and the Parliamentary Secretary became the first to receive the vaccine on the island. According to the Prime Minister of Dominica, the Government plans to begin large-scale vaccinations of the population on February 22, 2021 and finish in April. Priority will be given to a group of approximately 18,000 people, which will include frontline healthcare workers, police, customs and immigration workers, firefighters, government officials, persons with chronic diseases and persons over 65 years of age.
On February 11, 2021, Dominica donated 5,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Antigua and Barbuda to serve about 2,500 people on the frontline of pandemic, including healthcare workers.
Additionally, on February 17, 2021, the Chinese Embassy in Dominica announced its plans to provide Dominica with 20,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine through the Covax programme.
Dominica opened its borders to foreigners on August 7, 2020 and as of February 17, 2021 it is listed in the top 15 countries in the world with the lowest number of registered cases with coronavirus: 134 positive cases to date (13 active cases and 0 deaths). These results were made possible due to the intensive work of the Government of Dominica, cooperation with world health organizations, established friendly relations with other countries, efforts and diligence of frontline workers and the cooperation of the citizens to adhere to protocols. Dominica’s successful management of this pandemic thus far proves even more why it is labelled as one of the safest countries to travel to or live in.
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