What is the state of vaccination and COVID in Mauritius? We're scheduled to travel on the second week of October and wondering if the population will likely be vaccinated by then. Thanks!
Spartac there haven't been any recent updates on the vacination programme except to reschedule postponed second vaccines affected by the recent flooding, but the general consensus is that they are way behind their aim of the 60/70% vaccination rate they stipulate for border reopening.
If you have patience then you can read through the lockdown thread as I did record progress as info was made available, but they now seem to be concentrating on the annual flu vaccination.
My post from April 7th 2021:
205,000 Mauritians have been vaccinated to date, representing 16% of the population. 110,000 people received their first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine, the second dose of which will be given from next Monday. The others vaccinated received a first dose of Covaxin.
60% of health workers have now been vaccinated.
Forbes includes Mauritius in its list of countries which has a 10% rate back in April, but I'm fairly certain that's an underestimate.
We just rescheduled our flights for October and this will be our fourth change since June 2020.
To date, 10/05/2021:
213,000 people have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Of these, approximately 100,240 have already had their second dose administered.
500,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine are expected in Mauritius in coming weeks.
The government's goal is to vaccinate 750,000 Mauritians within a few months.
Thank you for the update!
You're welcome spartac!
Any new developments we will post here. 😊
Dr Joomaye, chairman of the National Vaccination Committee and member of the High Level Committee argued that by the end of July, at least 700,000 people will have been vaccinated a Since January 26, 216,926 people have received their first dose of vaccine and 100,763, their second dose to date.
This will make it possible to achieve collective immunity by July which is one of the ccriteria for borders reopening.
Pravind Jugnauth, PM, announced on national television last night, May 17, that 500,000 doses of Chinese Sinopharm vaccine will arrive in the country very soon and the vaccination program will begin immediately after.
I assume this is the same 500,000 I mentioned in my post #10 earlier.
It probably is the same 500.000 Bronia, it would be good if it was an extra batch.
I think maybe the same batch Denise as in my post#2 (not 10 sorry!)
The last vaccines to have the carpet treatment with the welcoming committee was the Covax AZ donation on the 10th May from Paris.
No news what happened to the Russian vaccine negotiations so assume they stalled.
Interesting news about the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
A deal to supply 400 million doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to African countries hangs in the balance as most countries are reluctant to make upfront deposits and borrow money to get the supplies
So far, only five countries have completed the process required towards accessing funds through African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) to pay for the doses they are getting through an arrangement involving key parties including J&J and Africa CDC.
Benedict Oramah, Afreximbank president , said only Botswana, Cameroon, Tunisia, Togo, and Mauritius have completed orders and submitted a 15% deposit as a down-payment for the vaccine supplies.
Maurice's ambassador to China, Alain Wong, was received by the director of Sinopharm and negotiated the purchase of an additional 500,000 doses of the Chinese vaccine.