SKN’s PM discloses information concerning COVID-19 vaccines 

SKN’s PM discloses information concerning COVID-19 vaccines 

Following a Special CARICOM (Caribbean Community) Meeting of Heads of Government on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, disclosed that the topic of the availability of COVID-19 vaccines was discussed:

 

 Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris. 

 

According to the Prime Minister, “at present there are eleven ongoing phase 3 trials and three vaccine candidates have received emergency use authorization.” 

 

The three being: Pfizer Biotech vaccine, Moderna Vaccine & Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine. 

 

The COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility (COVAX facility), is a global mechanism for pooling the purchasing and fair distribution of vaccines and hopes to allocate almost 2 billion doses this year 2021.  

 

St. Kitts and Nevis made a down payment and confirmed its participation in the COVAX Facility, since October 9th 2020.

 

Additionally, the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) donated US$ 600,000.00 dollars to St. Kitts and Nevis for the purchase of additional vaccines, on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021.