The vaccination rate among teachers in St Vincent and the Grenadines is trending upwards.
This information was made public by the country’s Minister of Finance the Hon. Camillo Gonsalves on Sunday.
Gonsalves said the last numbers that he saw at a cabinet meeting showed that over five secondary schools had exceeded seventy percent vaccination in terms of at least the first dose.
“There were another four or five or so that that were in excess of sixty percent and the overall vaccination rate for teachers in the secondary schools shows that more than half of the teachers are vaccinated and the number is even better in the primary schools. The numbers have been trending upwards”. Minister Gonsalves said.
“I want to thank the teachers for taking this responsibility seriously, taking their own health seriously and the health of their students seriously. It is something that will be a recurring theme in different sectors, we see it with the police, we see it with the nurses, the healthcare providers”. He said.
The latest COVID-19 report shows one thousand eight hundred and nineteen (1819) cases are currently active, and sixty-eight (68) persons with COVID-19 have died.
Four thousand and nine hundred and ninety-five (4995) cases of COVID-19 and three thousand and one hundred and eight (3108) recoveries have been recorded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since March 2020.
St Vincent and the Grenadines will receive the donation of the COVID-19 vaccine jabs under WHO’s COVAX facility within the upcoming few weeks.
Schools in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on Monday, resumed with face to face and blended formats for learning.