Some Tourists Find Luck in the Caribbean with Covid-19 Vaccine
This has helped to ensure that from March 1, everyone over the age of 16 will be eligible for the vaccine on the Virgin Islands – so visitors should not worry about having a queue. The section has 100 daily trips, too. “Nowhere else in the US can you just go in and get vaccinated, everyone over the age of 16,” Bryan said Monday. On March 1, the islands reopened the St. Louis Vaccination Center. Thomas and St. Croix.
March 25, 2021, 6:44 pm ET
U.S. travelers also do not experience less red tape when traveling to the US Virgin Islands compared to other Caribbean regions. If he or she has been infected with the coronavirus within five days of leaving the area, or has been tested for the virus within four months, he or she should not isolate himself or herself. Trips to Jamaica and Barbados, on the other hand, are asked to isolate themselves no matter what. And US travelers will not be able to visit Cayman Islands unless they are qualified.
Dr. Hunte-Ceasar said, meanwhile, the Department of Health did not consider vaccination campaigns difficult. “We want to make sure that their citizens get vaccinated,” he said. But “we have never had a problem in serving all these people.” There are 27,000 Virgin Islands for Pfizer vaccine, 18,900 Moderna vaccines, and 600 Johnson & Johnson vaccines available, says Monife Stout, director of the department.
Noreen Michael, a scientist at the University of the Islands who specializes in health issues, agreed that it was important to make sure vaccines were available to people who wanted them, but said they did not see any evidence that visitors were taking the vaccine away from residents who wanted it. “In terms of public health, that’s fine,” he said. “In terms of the economy, I don’t see it as a big deal.”
Alternatively, vaccine vaccines can be used as a good tool – to protect the standards of groups that did not take sides. Although Virgin Islands offers a free Covid-19 vaccine, the islands can charge visitors for their vaccine, and the money can be used to send vaccines to areas where they need to be, says Felicia Knaul, a global economist at the University of Miami. “Can we ship the vaccine to Jamaica, or the Dominican Republic or Haiti?” He asked. “Once you go through a lot of human rights and human rights, if you can use that money to pay for people who currently don’t have access to it, I think it’s best to consider it.”
Currently, health officials are looking at ways to reduce the number of vaccines in the area. “People find falsehoods and promote lies and destructive things,” Drs. Hunte-Ceasar said at a press conference last week. As a result, the islands have been plagued by a number of cases and hospitals that are said to give him “chest pains and heartburn every night.” Although the shortage of vaccines appears to be declining, citizens will need to start receiving the vaccine if the islands meet their target of 50,000 Virgin Islands defenses by July 1.
In the meantime, visitors from the U.S. continent will continue to use these additional techniques. Some have been longer than planned, too – and have decided to relocate to the islands.
“I fell in love with the St. Croix culture,” says Hemal Trivedi, a filmmaker based in Weehawken, NJ, and who received the vaccine in St. Croix. Croix in February. “At the end of the trip, we were looking for a place to buy.”