Monday,  October 18, 2021  10:29 pm

St. Kitts & Nevis welcomes Canadians with mixed vaccine doses

St. Kitts & Nevis welcomes Canadians with mixed vaccine doses
St. Kitts Beach. (file photo)
Pax Global Media

Canadians who have taken mixed vaccine two-dose regimens using World Health Organization (WHO)-approved vaccines are considered fully vaccinated in the eyes of The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. 

The federation's Ministry of Health now states that Canadians who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine followed by a second dose of different brand of mRNA vaccine, as well as those who received a viral vector vaccine such as AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD followed by an mRNA vaccine, will be considered fully vaxxed. 

WHO approved vaccines include the following: AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Sinopharm, Sinovac and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).

As announced on May 29, 2021, only fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed entry to the Federation. 

Exemptions are in place for citizens and residents of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and children under the age of 18 coming from international destinations including Canada. 

Travel protocols and requirements for entry to the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis are outlined here

The vaccination rate in St. Kitts and Nevis continues its upward momentum, with 72.8% of the adult population having received one dose of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine and 61.4% of the adult population Fully Vaccinated. 

On August 11, 2021, the Federation received the first of three tranches of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, making a second vaccine option available to the Federation’s Citizens and Residents and providing the ability to soon offer the vaccine to children and teenagers between the ages of 12-17.

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