05 May 2021 - COVID-19 Public Update
Welcome to May’s monthly Covid-19 update.
Further to the announcement made on 1 February, the Falkland Islands Government can confirm that commercial airlinks with both Chile and Brazil will remain suspended until 1 October 2021.
The Chief Medical Officer is asking people to consider avoiding dangerous sports or high-risk activities due to the current lack of medevac services.
Although most vaccinations this week will be administered on West Falkland and the Outer Islands, KEMH has also organised an additional ‘mop up’ session at the FIDF Hall on Friday 9 April from 10am – 11:30am.
KEMH is pleased to confirm the schedule for the next phase of its travelling vaccination programme for West Falkland and the Outer Islands. Please note, these plans are subject to change in the event of adverse weather conditions. In order for the visits to be as efficient as possible, vaccinations on the Outer Islands will be administered at airstrips.
Following the arrival of a third batch of Covid-19 Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines yesterday, KEMH is pleased to confirm that it now has enough vaccine available to immunise all remaining adults between 18 and 44 years of age.
The Falkland Islands Government has received a third batch of Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines, supplied by the UK government. These 4,240 doses arrived last night and will be rolled out as part of the nationwide vaccination programme which has been running since 8 February 2021.