The Barbados government has announced that more covid-19 vaccines are due in the island this week and gives the assurance that the doses will continue to be free of cost.
A statement from the Ministry of Health and Wellness says that for all Barbadians and permanent residents who received their first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, the second dose or booster will be due in 10 to 12 weeks from the date of first injection.
The ministry says that, therefore, it will be implementing the booster dose from April 26th.
The statement adds that new vaccines are expected on the island this week and all Barbadians and permanent residents are encouraged to be vaccinated using the registration and appointment system.
The ministry points out that the COVID-19 vaccine will continue to be free of cost at the point of delivery, but a fund will soon be set up so that people who wish to make a contribution to the national vaccination effort may do so.