The territory has recorded its 130th death related to COVID-19, an 85-year-old female from St. Croix, the V.I. Health Department reported on Friday.
Residents are urged to remember to follow all precautionary measures by practicing social distancing around those outside of their household, wearing a mask in crowded public areas, washing their hands often with soap and warm water, cleaning frequently used areas thoroughly, and getting vaccinated, the Health Department said.
Free COVID-19 and flu vaccines are available for adults at the territory’s community health clinics at the Charles Harwood Complex on St. Croix and the Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas, and both shots can be administered at the same time, department officials have said. Those who need boosters should bring their vaccination card and a photo ID.
• On St. Croix – The Community Health Clinics have moved from the Charles Harwood Memorial Complex site to the second floor of #35 Castle Coakley Unit 5, formerly known as the Old Caribe Home Center Building. Vaccines for both COVID-19 and Influenza will be available Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. No appointment is needed for either vaccine.
• On St. Thomas: vaccines are available in the Community Health Clinic on the second floor of the Schneider Regional Medical Center. Monday–Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Anyone wanting a FLU vaccine on St. Thomas is asked to call 340-774-7477 to arrange an appointment.
• On St. John – Vaccines are available during the Wednesday weekly testing event in the
VIPA gravel lot from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
• COVID-19 and FLU vaccines for children aged six months or older in both districts are available through the Maternal Child Health Clinics (MCH). Please make an appointment by calling 340-244-0016 on St. Croix, 340-777-8804 ext. 2600 on St. Thomas, and 340-776-6400 on St. John.
Anyone seeking a COVID-19 booster is reminded to bring both their Covid-19 vaccine card and a photo identification card with them.
COVID-19 testing is available Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the Charles Harwood parking lot on St. Croix; on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the loading dock at Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas; and on Wednesdays from noon to 3 p.m. at the V.I. Port Authority gravel lot on St. John.