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The roll-out of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine will begin on Tuesday, July 13.

To this end, the Immunisation Unit will re-open the vaccine appointment website from 6:00 p.m. today, Friday, July 9, for persons 18 years old and over who would like to book their first dose of the vaccine.

The roll-out will run until Sunday, July 18, in the first instance.

Sinopharm is administered in two doses, separated by four weeks, and can be given to individuals who have already contracted COVID-19, as well as to pregnant women and persons who are immuno-compromised.

Government recently received 30,000 doses of Sinopharm from the People’s Republic of China.

melissa.rollock@barbados.gov.bb

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