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UK to Provide Overseas Territories with COVID-19 Vaccines

30 October 2020


AIG are pleased to announce that confirmation has been received that UK Overseas Territories will be provided COVID-19 vaccines by the UK government.

Minister for the Overseas Territories Baroness Sugg wrote to elected members of the Ascension Island Council on 27 October confirming that the UK government has secured agreement with the UKs Vaccine Taskforce to supply the OTs from the COVID-19 vaccines that it procures.

The UK government has taken a leading role and has made significant investments in global efforts to develop, produce and distribute effective vaccines to combat the spread of COVID-19. At present several vaccines are undergoing clinical trials.

Following the news Administrator Sean Burns said:

Work remains ongoing to determine which vaccines the UK government will deploy and when. However, this is nonetheless a welcome indication of the UK government’s ongoing commitment to the Overseas Territories and to support us in our fight to protect our communities from the threat posed by COVID-19.

In addition to the PPE and testing platforms already provided by the UK government, a future vaccine will be very much welcomed by all in Ascension.

AIG will be providing more information on this matter to the public as and when it becomes available.