By NAN Staff Writer
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 17, 2021: Nine Caribbean countries have the lowest rates of persons fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccines currently, News Americas has found.
All 9 fall below 40 percent of fully vaccinated nationals. They are:
Haiti has the lowest vaccinated rate from the virus with just .58 percent of its population of 11.4 million fully vaccinated. .44 percent is partially vaccinated.
Jamaica has the second lowest rate of fully vaccinated persons at just 18 percent of its 2.9 million population fully vaccinated. Some 5.23 percent are now partially vaccinated.
3: St. Vincent and the Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines has the third lowest rates with just about 22 percent fully vaccinated. Another 5.23 percent have been partially vaccinated.
4: St. Lucia
Coming in at fourth is St. Lucia at 26 percent of fully vaccinated persons. Another 3.88 percent are now partially vaccinated.
In the Spice Island of Grenada less than 31 percent of its population is fully vaccinated while another 5.28 are partially vaccinated.
Guyana has just over 36 percent of its population fully vaccinated but another 15.1 percent are now partially vaccinated.
In the Bahamas, home to about 400,000 people, the fully vaccinated rate is less than 37 percent while just 2.88 percent have so far been partially vaccinated.
In the Commonwealth of Dominica, less than 38 percent of its population is fully vaccinated with just 2.58 percent partially vaccinated.
Suriname takes the eighth spot with a fully vaccinated rate of less than 38 percent as well while 2.58 percent are also now partially vaccinated.
Guyana rounds out the ninth spot with
Across the region, the Cayman Islands has the highest fully vaccinated rate at almost 85 percent while Cuba is second with just about 83 percent of its population fully vaccinated.