86,194 Total Vaccinations, 66% Had Two Doses

September 14, 2021 | 8 Comments

As of September 11th, Bermuda has administered a total of 86,194 vaccinations — an increase of 280 since the prior week — and 66.0% of the population has received two doses thus far.

A Government spokesperson said, “We have completed week 35 of vaccinations. Since January 11th, Bermuda has administered a total of 86,194 vaccinations.

“Of the 86,194 vaccinations given as of September 11:

  • 52% are women and,
  • 48% are men

“83.6% of all residents over the age of 65 years have had at least one vaccination and 82.5% are fully immunised.

“To date, 67.4% of the population has been vaccinated [1 dose], and 66.0% of the population has been immunised [2 doses].”

Minister Wilson added, “Undoubtedly, the Covid-19 vaccine remains the best protection against the coronavirus as they protect against severe disease and death. Despite this surge, the number of coronavirus infections among vaccinated residents remains relatively low.

“I encourage anyone who wants to get vaccinated to do so quickly. There are 264 first doses left on the island until our next shipment.

“We will be extending the gap between 1st and 2nd doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine from 3 weeks to 6 weeks. This will help us deliver more first vaccine doses to Bermudians whilst we await our next batch of vaccines. There is no reduction in immunity to Covid-19 as a result of this longer gap.

“Anyone getting their first dose next week will have their second dose scheduled for when the next batch of vaccines arrives. Anyone who has already had their first dose must keep your appointment for your second dose.”

“The vaccine clinic at the King Edward Memorial Hospital is open for appointments and walk-ins, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 pm – 7 pm, and Saturdays from 8 am – 4 pm.

“As always, to decrease the odds of getting the coronavirus, avoid the three “Cs”: closed spaces, crowded places and close contact settings.

“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.”

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

  • All Charts: Vaccine, testing & more here
  • Timelines: Dates of major developments here
  • Test results: Chart of testing stats here
  • Vaccine: Data covering vaccinations here
  • Dedicated website: BermudaCovid.com

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  1. Please answer says:

    It was reported by the world health organization that 95% of all people who died from covid had 3-4 other diseases such as diabetes, cancer, hypertension and dementia.

    That would mean only 5% actually died from covid. Wouldn’t it make more sense to campaign living a healthier lifestyle than a vaccine that’s on a live trial?

    Suggestion: Pay $50 to everyone who can lose 10 pounds of body fat in a calendar year. You already paid $50 to take the vaccine. You see how much healthier we have become because of that.

  2. LOL (original) says:

    Is it not interesting that the higher the vaccination rate goes the more cases spring up?

    • sandgrownan says:

      Only if you’re an idiot.

      • LOL (original) says:

        Explain Israel then? And Prove me wrong. I would be grateful if I am.

        • sandgrownan says:

          Someone else in another thread already did that for you. But, yes, you are wrong. You read what you wanted to read.

        • Data Driven says:

          Again:

          LOL, I took your suggestion and read up on the Israeli situation across a variety of sources. I think the best and most approachable summary is this one:

          https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/08/20/1029628471/highly-vaccinated-israel-is-seeing-a-dramatic-surge-in-new-covid-cases-heres-why

          I would encourage people to read this, it is not too long, but will pull out a couple key statements:

          1 – ” the rate of serious cases among unvaccinated people over age 60 (178.7 per 100,000) was nine times more than the rate among fully vaccinated people of the same age category”

          2 – “only 58% of Israel’s total citizenry is fully vaccinated. Experts say that’s not nearly high enough.”

          3 – “Israeli national HMO Maccabi Healthcare Services, which conducted the preliminary study of 149,144 Israelis who received three Pfizer shots, said for Israelis above age 60, a Pfizer booster shot reduced the chances of infection by 86% and reduced the chances of severe infection by 92%.”

          I do not see how any of this suggests that vaccinated people spread the disease as much as unvaccinated.

          I absolutely agree that vaccination does not stop transmission but there is a really good UK study demonstrating that even one dose reduces it by 50% with an indication that the second dose improves that.

          LOL, I support your view that people should review data from other countries. I just think you need to read all of it.

        • Carlos says:

          Correlation is not causation.

          You seem to imply that more vaccines imply more cases, just because both (in Bermuda) coincided with the passage of time. Using the same logic, you could imply that extra cases happen because babies are being born or trees are growing.

          A proper way to address this issue is to look at different places (Bermuda included). Chances of an unvaccinated person being infected are higher anywhere in the world. You mentioned Israel, which is a case in point (you can see Israeli data graphed here: https://www.ft.com/content/cf83b3a1-fe06-4c9f-999c-7500090aee7c)

          Here you can see a plot of California counties: more vaccines means less hospitalizations – there’s a direct correlation. (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/15/briefing/gavin-newsom-recall-covid-referendum.html)

          There are hundreds of studies like this, everywhere in the world. There is also anedoctal evidence (flawed as is) – cases are falling steadily in South America, Delta was controlled in highly vaccinated places such as Portugal, Denmark and San Francisco, etc

          For Bermuda, this can be easily calculated. Assuming 66% vaxxed and 34% unvaxxed, with the most recent numbers of local transmission (28% of the cases were fully vaccinated), basic math shows that, so far, vaccinated persons are about 80% less likely to develop a symptomatic infection, which is pretty much on par with the rest of the world.

          There is so much data on this, from so many different countries, with different researchers, different political views, geopolitical interests and what not.

          The only ways to misunderstand this data is to have little information or little training on how to analyze that information. If one haven’t had access to the studies or isn’t well acquainted with statistics, maybe one should be careful about the limits of overconfidence.

          Vaccines are an effective tool, just as they were against smallpox, measles, polio, etc. The Covid-19 vaccines in particular are some of the most well-researched substances in history, more than most meds and types of food.

    • .am says:

      Let me fix that for you: ‘is it not interesting that the less restrictions in place and the less preventative measures that are practiced, the more cases spring up?’

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