Health Minister says People are responding to recent regulations and are getting Vaccinated

The Cabinet was informed by the Minister of Health that the recently-published Regulations—that provide for all government employees to be vaccinated by September 30, 2021, or to remain at home without pay beginning October 1, 2021—are having the desired impact:

i. On average, more than 1,000 adults and 12-to-17 year-olds are accessing the Pfizer, AstraZenica, and the other vaccines daily since September 20, when they became fully available;

ii. AUA’s contribution to the vaccine effort is much appreciated. The record indicates that 684 persons were vaccinated on Saturday, 18 September 2021, and a small number were asked to return on Saturday, September 25, or Sunday, September 26, when the AUA will again receive those wishing to be vaccinated;

iii. Smaller numbers of infected adults are being hospitalized daily, since the September 20 rollout began, and the number of Active Cases is estimated to have declined, attesting to the wisdom of encouraging and mandating government employees to vaccinate. Precise numbers are not yet available but will be provided in due course.

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