Premier, MPs Visit Mobile Vaccination Centre

May 2, 2021 | 11 Comments

189 people got their vaccination today [May 2] at the mobile vaccination center at TCD, and the mobile center will move to the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre in St. David’s on Tuesday, to the Sandys Secondary Middle School on Thursday, and it will be located at the National Sports Centre in Devonshire next Sunday.

A Government spokesperson said, “Transport Control Department, on North Street, Pembroke, was the location of today’s central parish Close to Home mobile vaccination programme. 189 people got their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine between 10am and 2pm.

“Today’s numbers add to the success of the mobile programme which started on Tuesday 27 April. The service, located at Penno’s Wharf on Tuesday, delivered first doses to 40 people and at Fairmont Southampton on Thursday, 74 first doses were administered.

“The drive/walk through locations are designed for anyone who doesn’t have an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine, may not have access to the internet, or prefers to register in person. Community doctors have volunteered their time to speak to all who attend about the vaccine so they can have any question answered.”

Premier David Burt, visited the vaccination centre this afternoon with area MPs, Deputy Premier Walter Roban and MP Michael Weeks,  while MP for Warwick North East, Ianthia Simmons-Wade, also participated in the visit.

Premier Burt stated, “It was great to see so many people at the mobile vaccination centre today. I commend the Bermuda Health Council teams, Department of Health nurses and the many volunteers for organising and managing the mobile vaccination programme.

“300 first doses this week is a great start to this programme and I extend my appreciation to those who, after speaking to their doctor, have made the decision to be vaccinated. Every person vaccinated moves Bermuda closer to community protection from the coronavirus which will allow Bermuda to move beyond the pandemic.

“Today’s attendance exceeded expectations and more doses needed to be brought to TCD which shows that many in the community are stepping forward. I’m grateful to all of the community MPs who reached out directly to their constituents to ensure they were aware of today’s event.

“For various reasons, persons may not be able to register online or travel to Bermuda College or King Edward Hospital. The goal of the mobile vaccination programme is to make it as convenient as possible for everyone, to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

“On Tuesday 4 May, the vaccination programme will be at the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre in St. David’s; Thursday 6 May, at Sandys Secondary Middle School; and next Sunday, 9 May, it will be located at the National Sports Centre in Devonshire.”

The Premier concluded, “Each of us has a role to play in stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app. Do the research, talk with your doctor and make an informed decision about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.”

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  1. Great says:

    What a job! He never stops. If he did not show they would say he does not care. But why break his bubble? Because he is determined to show that he cares. Now they will say he wasted taxpayer gas. But not one of the naysayers have given us the solution. I hope those who decide not to get it will be safe.

  2. Michael says:

    Nurse Jenny is an amasing lady ! So passionate and dedicated to her profession. Great job to all the hard working people at the vaccination centers.

  3. Joe Bloggs says:

    So much for not mixing households!

  4. In Mark's Opinion says:

    The world is gone mental. They want to give 70% of the people a jab instead of sharing tips on The Importance Of Detoxifying Your Body.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      How is detoxifying my body going to help me fight off the COVID-19 virus or get me onto a cruise ship?

  5. trufth says:

    Why is that nurse not wearing gloves?

  6. Rockfish #2 says:

    Just curious,how many MP’s have been vaccinated?

  7. enough says:

    The time will come when you will have to be vaccinated just to get on an plane, the cruise ships are already requesting it, what are they going to do then, sue everyone. I guess all you hear about is they are violating my human rights, so over it all.

    • LOL - the real one says:

      Cruise ships will lose business because every country will have different requirements for entry. Just think, even vaccinated people can test positive (ex: Premier Burt).

      Will a ship of 3,000+ tourists and 1,000+ crew be denied entry just because ONE person tested positive? Will tourists have to be tested on the ship before entering any port? Who would put up with so many tests? Will every cruise ship be fitted with a virus testing lab?

      The mutating virus will be around for years. No one that we know is planning a cruise for at least three years. Road trips through the USA via an RV are on the calendar.

  8. Ringmaster says:

    Herd immunity has been largely dispelled by science, and even if Bermuda sticks to 70% it won’t reach it. Now to Plan B – whatever it is.
    Bermuda is an island 700 miles from land. The only way the virus and mutations can get here is through the airport. Government failed to impose controls that work after knowing about the UK variant, but blame the majority of the law abiding. Mobile quarantine is exactly why we have gone into a second lockdown. It’s a joke and worthless. The virus doesn’t care. Has the virus agreed to wait until June 6 when the new restrictions, assuming they are legally enforceable, come into effect? Of course not so we are back to the same old restrictions and expecting a different result. The definition of insanity.

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