The U.S. Mission in Barbados—which covers six additional island countries in the Caribbean—kicked off its vaccination drive, March 29. The Health Unit’s master plan transformed the embassy’s multi-purpose room into a top-notch makeshift vaccination center with a receiving and waiting area for registration, three treatment areas, and a post-vaccine recovery space. The embassy received the two-dose regimen Moderna vaccine, which is available to all American employees, eligible family members, members of household, and locally employed staff in Barbados, Grenada, and St. Lucia. Ambassador Linda S. Taglialatela is optimistic about the vaccination’s positive impact on the long-awaited return of some in-person activities and regional travel.
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