To all government departments, entities, and individuals involved in the vaccination process:
Today I had the privilege of receiving my first shot of the Pfizer Covid 19 vaccine at the Belair Community center. I had registered online about 2 weeks ago. The process was easy and straightforward. Last week I received my appointment but unfortunately, I was off-island so I had to decline. Earlier this week I received a new notification with the new appointment date for earlier today. I arrived at the facility as indicated 15 minutes before the appointment and I was greeted by a police officer that indicated the documents I needed to complete. After completing the documents I went to a registration desk and about 10 minutes later the information entered was being verified by a medical technician. Before I knew it the vaccine had been administered without any pain and I was out of the door in about 45 minutes from start to finish.
I must say I was very impressed with the level of organization starting from the online process, the greeting by the police officer, the AUC students handling the registration desk, the medical technicians from the US administering the shots. The facilities were clean and comfortable with a great calming ambiance and social distancing was properly maintain throughout all the various steps.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Dutch government for supplying the vaccine to the residents of St. Maarten and VSA, Dr. Best and his team for setting up such a “well oiled” machine to get this very important process completed so we can all come back to a sense of normalcy as soon as possible.
My sincere thanks to all,
Oyster Bay Beach Resort/Coral Beach Club