55,319 Total Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered

April 27, 2021 | 33 Comments

As of April 24th, Bermuda has administered a total of 55,319 vaccinations and 37% of the population have received 2 doses thus far, while 73% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination with 62% having had two.

Noting that the vaccine requires two doses, by Bernews calculation — using an approximate population of 64,000 we need a total of approximately 89,600 vaccines administered [two doses each to 44,800 people] to reach the Government’s previously stated aim of having 70% of the population vaccinated with two doses — so the 55,319 vaccinations given is 61.7% of the total vaccinations needed to reach the 70%.

Bermuda April 24 2021 Covid Vaccine percent chart Bernews

Speaking during tonight’s press conference, Health Minister Kim Wilson provided vaccination statistics saying, “We have completed the fifteenth full week of vaccinations. From January 11 to April 24, 2021, Bermuda has administered a total of 55,319 vaccinations – a figure that rises to 55,904 if you include vaccinations administered on Sunday and Monday as well!, which is excellent news.

“Of the 55,319 vaccinations administered for the period we are reporting on, which ends April 24;

  • 53% are women, and,
  • 47% are men.

“Significant progress has been made in vaccinating our population and, especially, our most vulnerable. 73% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination with 62% being fully immunised.

“To date, 50% of the total population has been vaccinated [with 1 dose], and 37% of the population has been immunised [with 2 doses].

“One of the Government’s primary objectives is to increase the avenues available to members of the public who wish to protect themselves and others by getting vaccinated. With this objective in mind, we are pleased to announce the “Close to Home” Vaccination Initiative has been established, with vaccinations taking place at Penno’s Wharf today.

“The outreach programme to increase access to Covid-19 vaccines will continue with a ride through, drive-through and walk through venue at Southampton Princess, Thursday April 29, and Sunday, May 2, at TCD, from 10 am – 2 pm. The drive-in venue is specifically for persons who have not yet registered for the COVID-19 vaccine, do not have access to the internet, and prefer to register in person or have additional questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

“As a reminder, the Bermuda College vaccination centre will continue to be open for walk-ins from 9 am to 1 pm daily. Those with appointments at the College vaccination centre are asked to attend the Old Wing of KEMH for their vaccination. The vaccination hotline will be doing phone follow up calls to confirm those appointments.

“Getting vaccinated is something we can do for ourselves, our family and our community. Many have taken the step to protect themselves and their loved ones. Others are doing their research, listening to the facts, talking with their doctors and taking the time to decide for themselves and their families.”

For full data on the island’s vaccination programme, spanning January to today, visit the vaccination statistics page on BermudaCovid.com.

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You can find more information on the links below and also on our dedicated website BermudaCovid.com, which is the most comprehensive resource and historic record available of Bermuda’s handling of the pandemic.

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  1. Sandgrownan says:

    Vaccination rate is declining. Time to start with punitive measures against the Tin foil hat brigade.

    Grow a spine Burt.

    • Vortex says:

      I’m afraid you are right. Burt needs to get tougher, too many ignorant, selfish people. No way we are getting there.

      Punish them, its the only way.

      • Sandgrownan says:

        To be fair, he is resisting calls to relax quarantine for returning unvaccinated residents. And he’s right. No vaccine, no party.

        I wouldn’t let them get on the plane in the first place.

      • sage says:

        Ah yes, here we have the nouveau elite, graduating from being snitches calling for privileges, to demanding the denial of access to most amenities,now calling for punishment for free choice. Having been deputized and knighted by simply taking a free jab, the psychological effects of perceived power on becoming a member of the superior group, are building quickly. The Stanford Experiment comes to mind.

      • trufth says:

        So you want to punish people for not injecting themselves with an experimental jab?

        • sandgrownan says:

          It needs to be legislated.

          • Cotton Wool Brigade says:

            Whaaat??! Do you hear yourself?! You honestly believe a drug, which has been approved for emergency use only, and is still in clinical trials until at least 2022, should be legislated to be injected into every soul over the age of 16? That’s sickening.
            There are people on this planet who are allergic to the ingredients of this shot, but hey, the planet is overpopulated, so it’s ok to give them their lethal injection. There are also people on this planet who are still able to think for themselves (shocking, I know), who conduct their research, and form a conclusion based on all the information that’s available as to what’s best for them.
            I hate to break it to you, but you are not God. You have no right or authority whatsoever to push for the legislation to force your fellow man to inject themselves with something they don’t want to. Everyone’s body is their own, and you’ve no right to dictate what goes into someone else’s body.
            There are a lot of commenters both on here and RG vilifying people for not being vaccinated. In their next comment they’re screaming “get vaccinated. It’s for the greater good of the community”. Well, if the community includes the likes of you, you can forget it.

        • Rational Thinker says:

          Yes. This is what the sheeple and the dictator want. Complete compliance or oppression. This is not right or ethical. There is nothing selfish about protecting yourself from lab experiments by drug companies making a fortune and the governments that enable them. They are creating another demographic that will be subjected to discrimination. It’s all very sad.

    • Mark says:

      Grow a brain Sandy.

      • Sandgrownan says:

        Ursula von der Leyen Was saying today that the EU are working on vaccination passports, creating a standard.

        Like it or not, we will get to two tier travel soon and there’s no reason why the same principle shouldn’t apply to any establishment of business.

        Hell, I’d expand it to include all vaccines

        • Mark says:

          Expand it to get your stupidity vaccine.

          • Sandgrownan says:

            Don’t worry, folks like you will still be able to go to Floriduh.

            At least there’ll be some thinning of the herd via natural selection.

        • Burt's Beard says:

          From what I can see, Ursula longs for the good old days in Germany when people had to produce papers just to move about in their own hamlets and police authorization to travel outside of city limits.

          Rumor has it that she is pushing adding extra pages in the vaccine passport for STD and HIV/AIDS tests. There is no provision for anything other than male or female on the passport.

          She is not respected by her colleagues as evidenced by her recent visit to Turkey. Why would you support such a person?

        • Red Pill says:

          Why are you so delusional?

          • sandgrownan says:

            Delusional about what?

            Vaccine passports are coming, like it or not.

    • Burt's Beard says:

      From my vantage point, you need to be charged with threatening people for exercising their god-given rights and LEGAL freedoms. Perhaps a brief stay at Hotel Westgate would be in order?

      As my body can attest, being vaccinated does not stop you from being infected and turning into a walking petri dish. Vaccination is not 100% effective against every variant.

      My spine laughs at you via my mouth.

      • Sandgrownan says:

        Didn’t read past “God”…. if you invoke an invisible friend in the sky then you’re an idiot

      • Red Pill says:

        If you wanna be a lab rat and take that experimental biological agent, that is clearly stated, then go ahead I’ll be praying for you.

        • sandgrownan says:

          Ah praying. The art of thinking you are doing something while achieving nothing.

  2. puzzled says:

    Great news.

  3. Hmmmm says:

    Doesn’t the population of 64,000 include children who aren’t eligible for the vaccine? Then the numbers don’t jive.

    • Bernews1 says:

      Hi, all the numbers are accurate, outside of some being approximate, like the population estimated at 64K. The vaccine stats can be confusing between the 1 dose, 2 dose and percent population aspects, so we try and present it in different ways, but each week confusion happens, so clearly we have not yet found a winning method so will keep trying! Maybe we should try the ‘less is more’ and just do total, perhaps we will do that next week. However, the officials have repeatedly cited 70% of the entire population, not eligible population, so that is why we use that percent.

  4. Ringmaster says:

    Premier Burt and Minister Wilson clearly feel they have this situation under control, and zero local infections will be the case by the end of June. Coincidentally when Bermuda will begin to host hundreds if not thousands of vacationers joining their cruise ships and then mingling with residents. You can’t expect them to quarantine, so all restrictions will need to be lifted.

    Regrettably I doubt the virus thinks the same way. Bermuda should be prepared for a nasty reaction especially with so many non vaccinated residents.

  5. comfortably numb says:

    Make COVID vaccination a prerequisite for travel, like the old yellow fever vaccination, and we’d have blanket immunization within a month. Bermudians love to travel.

  6. conspiracytheory says:

    Get Vaccinated Bermuda!
    (For those that won’t, You can’t fix stupid)

    • Cotton Wool Brigade says:

      And what about those that can’t? The shots contain many ingredients, some of which people are allergic to. Are you advocating for them to be given their lethal injection anyway? Or do they just fall into the “can’t fix stupid” category?

  7. Mark says:

    just saw that dumb petition. what people dont realize is that it is perfectly legal to require people to vaccinate and more importanly, it is morally correct as well. all those that choose not to are selfish numpties and i cant teach you how to care about other people so time you move to the states to live in trumpland with your other compatriots.

    • Mark says:

      Man, are you a glowing endorsement for the failures of the PLP educational system. Try capitalization and punctuation.

    • I beg to differ. says:

      “… what people dont realize is that it is perfectly legal to require people to vaccinate and more importanly, it is morally correct as well…”

      Well, the U.S. has, via legal arguments, decided you are incorrect. The decision was taken that it’s neither legal nor moral to require the military in the U.S. to take a vaccine that has only has “emergency use authorization” and has not been fully approved by the FDA.
      Consequently, you appear to be making up your own “facts” in this case.
      Typical drivel that I would expect out of somewhere like CNN sadly.

  8. Codfish says:

    I’m 2 weeks after my second vaccination and so far Bill Gates hasn’t had me do anything too serious except an increase in my internet shopping and eating more snacks. Some people would say it’s the lockdown but I told my husband it’s definitely Bill Gates controlling me.

  9. JIF says:

    70% of 64,000 is 48,000

    But we are not vaccinating the ages 18 and under.

    Approximately 20% of of the population is under 20.

    This means either we are aiming to vaccinate 90% of the adult population (Impossible) or we are closer to our goal than is being reported.

    • Bernews1 says:

      Hi, the 70% figure the officials use is of total population. You seem pretty close with saying it means like 90% of population over 20, we don’t have that exact figure, but do have this previous related statement from the Govt: “ For Covid-19, scientists estimate the threshold for community immunity is 65% – 70% of the population. In Bermuda, this means something closer to 80% – 85% of the population that is eligible to be vaccinated because, as you know, the vaccines are not yet approved for youth under the age of 16 years. So, once you remove young people from the calculation, we need a much higher rate of vaccination among those that are left – namely, the people who are 16 years and over”

  10. Ringmaster says:

    April 15 2021. Michael Osterholm, a public health researcher and director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, said, “There is no way on God’s green earth that Texas is anywhere even close to herd immunity.”
    Estimates of what it would take to reach herd immunity have edged up since the pandemic began, ranging from requiring immunity in 60% to more than 90% of the population to halt transmission.
    No one is sure what the level should be, Osterholm said. “Anybody who will tell you exactly what the level of herd immunity is is also likely to want to sell you a bridge.”
    A major factor in the relentless spread of the virus is the increasing proportion of cases caused by the coronavirus variant first identified in Britain and known as B.1.1.7, which is more contagious than the form of the virus that first emerged.
    That variant “surely resets the meter” and makes herd immunity harder to achieve, Osterholm said. Additional variants could further complicate the forecast.

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