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4,355 Covid-19 Vaccines Have Been Administered in Territory; Health Commissioner Pleased With Rollout

Kyle Murphy | January 22, 2021

V.I. Department of Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion expressed satisfaction with the way Covid-19 vaccines are being distributed in the territory. Speaking during the Bryan administration's weekly Covid-19 response update Thursday, the commissioner said, “Support of the vaccine rollout has been tremendous and participation from individuals from Phase 1A and 1B is very encouraging.” Providers across the territory have administered 4,355 first doses and 294 second doses of Covid-19 vaccines, she revealed. While D.O.H said in a press release that it halted the distribution of a batch of vaccines, Ms. Encarnacion said there were no reports of unexpected or adverse effects within the territory.  D.O.H. late Wednesday announced that it would stop administering vaccine doses it received from a particular batch of the Moderna drug, the same vaccine…

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Ernice Gilbert | January 21, 2021

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