The first consignment of the vaccine was received in Guernsey on 10 December 2020. The arrival of the vaccine means that the roll out of the first phase of immunisation in line with the latest information and advice from the UK.
Like countries across the globe, the States of Guernsey is preparing for when a vaccination against the virus causing COVID-19 becomes available.
The continued presence of SARS-CoV-2 across the world – particularly in our close neighbouring jurisdictions – presents an ongoing risk to the health and wellbeing of our population.
To date COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the Bailiwick. A vaccine will protect our must vulnerable.
We will be receiving our vaccines through a UK supply chain and our procurement teams are talking to their UK counterparts to ensure we receive a proportionate share of any available vaccine based on the population size of the Bailiwick.