National Pandemic Controller

COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Approved

The Controller of the National COVID-19 Pandemic Response, Police Commissioner David Manning issued this announcement after the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee (MESAC) advised the National Control Centre that the additional vaccine coverage is now recommended.

MESAC advised that there is now overwhelming evidence that a COVID-19 booster shot is prudent even for the people who are fully vaccinated, as an additional layer of protection.

Health system overpowered

This was the point that National Pandemic Controller, David Manning, and Secretary for Health, Dr Osborne Liko, wanted to get across to citizens at yesterday’s COVID-19 media briefing.

Dr Liko said in just seven days, the number of reported cases of COVID-19 soared at almost 50 percent between Saturday March 20th and Saturday March 27th, 2021.

“Within seven days we had 2,394 reported cases. The number of deaths increased to 49 in seven days,” said the Health Secretary.