Press Release

Ministry of Health & Social Development
Release Date:
Thursday, 8 April 2021 - 8:25pm

Officials from the Ministry of Health and Social Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Private Medical Practitioners to begin offering both doses of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine.

The MOU also allows for qualifying residents to receive the vaccines free of cost or at no additional cost to the National Health Insurance.

Practitioners who signed the MOU today (April 8) were Dr. Heskith Vanterpool on behalf of Bougainvillea Clinic Private Hospital and Eureka Medical Clinic; Dr. Ronald Georges on behalf of VI Medical Clinic; and Dr. Mitchel Penn and his wife Faye Penn on behalf of Penn Medical Center Incorporation.

Several other providers are scheduled to sign in the coming days. Acting Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health and Social Development, Ms. Tasha Bertie stated that this opportunity will allow the convenience for a wider group of the Virgin Islands’ population to consult their private doctors and get the AstraZeneca Vaccine. 

Virgin Islands’ residents are encouraged to take advantage of all opportunities to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

To find out more information on COVID-19 Vaccines, persons can also visit


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