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119th COVID-Related Death in the Territory Confirmed

On Tuesday, the Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed the territory’s 119th death related to COVID-19. The deceased is a 94-year-old female on St. Croix.

The Department continues to work to slow the spread of COVID-19 and asks residents to continue to follow preventive measures by practicing social distancing, wearing a mask when in the company of others outside of those in your household, cleaning frequently used areas thoroughly, and washing your hands often with soap and warm water.

The Department of Health encourages people to get the COVID-19 vaccine and booster to prevent severe illness and death.

Vaccinations and boosters for adults age 18 and older are available at the following locations:

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• St. Croix at the Community Health Clinic in Modular 1 adjacent to the Charles Harwood Memorial Complex on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., to all adults (ages 18 and up).

• On St. Thomas in the Community Health Clinic on the second floor of the Schneider Regional Medical Center, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Ages 18 and up).

• St. John vaccines and boosters are available for all age groups (adult, pediatric, and infant) by APPOINTMENT ONLY at the Morris F. DeCastro clinic. Please call 340- 776-6400 for an appointment.

Pediatric vaccines (age 5 to 17 years old) and Infant (age 6 months to 4 years of age) are now available through the MCH Clinics. Parents/Guardians are asked to bring an ID for themselves, the child, and the child’s birth certificate. These vaccines are available as follows:

• On St. Thomas, Tuesdays and Fridays at Maternal Child Health (MCH Clinic) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call for an appointment at 340-777-8804 ext. 2600 or schedule online at covid19usvi.com/vaccines. Walk-ins are always welcome.

• On St. John, all vaccines are available by appointment only. Please call 340-776-6400 to schedule an appointment.

• On St. Croix, information on the pediatric site for vaccine administration will be released shortly.

For more information on COVID-19, please call (340) 712-6299 or (340) 776-1519. If you have a medical emergency, call 911. For more information, visit covid19usvi.com. For COVID-19 updates, text COVID19USVI to 888777.

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