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New COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Report Launched For Eastern Caribbean States

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On Tuesday, November 29, the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development/Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID/ESC), in collaboration with UNICEF and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, launched a second report on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy for five Eastern Caribbean countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

This second study is a follow-up to a previous study conducted in late 2021.

The 2022 study was primarily intended to track the issue of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, with a central focus on vaccine uptake and the impact of strategies designed to enhance it.

While the 2021 study sought to understand the public’s perception on COVID-19 and other vaccines, the 2022 study sought to understand whether there continued to be an interest in COVID-19 vaccination and if the broader vaccination environment had impacted attitudes towards immunizations for other diseases.

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U.S. Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Linda Taglialatela noted, “the survey results will provide an understanding of the main barriers preventing the region from reaching our milestone of 70 percent vaccination coverage and inform where we need to redouble our efforts.”

Of the general findings in the 2022 study, it was highlighted that all countries were less likely to be vaccine hesitant compared to 2021 and respondents were slightly more likely to have their children vaccinated in 2022, although overall pediatric vaccination against COVID-19 were still low.

Dr. Carlene Radix, Head of Human and Social Development Unit of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Commission called for partners to work together on “new approaches to be able to continue to use our most effective tools.  It is by doing research on issues like vaccine hesitancy that we are able to better understand and navigate this new era.”

According to the 2022 study, the most significant change in respondents’ preferred source of information on the pandemic was a decline in interest regarding government/official sources, and an increase in reliance on social media sources.

UNICEF Deputy Representative to Eastern Caribbean Area Tanya Radosavljevic remarked, “this study remains relevant because it draws linkages between vaccine hesitancy and broader public health concerns such as routine immunization against childhood diseases and other diseases in the event of another health emergency.  In an environment, where some countries are receiving pediatric vaccines against COVID-19, the study also tells us why parents are concerned about vaccinating their children.”

Recommendations from the study included the need for increased efforts to persuade parents to see the value of the COVID-19 vaccination for children and harnessing the power of social media.

Partners urged the Eastern Caribbean countries to use the profiles developed to create evidence-based interventions to reach unvaccinated persons.

SOURCE: U.S. Embassy Bridgetown

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21 COMMENTS

  1. Left over vaccines anyone?

    Let’s see, maybe if we tell you that we did a study which shows that you want it, although the vaccine uptake rates prove otherwise, that may make you take it and give it to your children.

    Still no thanks!

  2. Being vaccinated does not stop any one from having covid19. You body can produce antibodies against the disease.

  3. People are getting wiser. They didn’t take y’all poison injections because they realised that y’all were lying about Covid from the start. Most people who took it did so because they were forced to. Some have lost their lives unfortunately and most of those who survived, lived to regret it.

  4. All the warnings and information were readily available to anyone paying attention.

    2019: WHO Global Influenza Programme recommends against lockdowns and masks
    Sept 2019: Johns Hopkins pandemic preparedness study recommends against lockdowns
    Jan 24: Doctor warns that mass quarantine won’t work and will devastate society
    Jan 30: Obama health adviser says stop panicking
    Feb 5: Fauci says there’s no asymptomatic spread
    Feb 28: Fauci says this is more akin to flu than something more deadly
    Mar: 81% of Chinese Covid cases are mild
    Mar 1: Sweden: No effective measure to let healthy school children stay at home
    Mar 2: Discussion on how Covid IFR was likely much lower than predicted
    Mar 2: 800 public health scientists warn against lockdowns, quartantines, restrictions
    Mar 3: Article on why masks are impractical
    Mar 3: Berkeley doctor indicates masks are not helpful in preventing Covid
    Mar 4: Doctor says Covid not nearly as deadly as feared
    Mar 4: Your doctor is not panicking and neither should you
    Mar 6: Doctor talking about unnecessary panic over Covid
    Mar 9: Article on how Covid is only really dangerous to the elderly
    Mar 12: Chief medical officer saying people shouldn’t wear masks
    Mar 13: Review found severe mental health problems from prolonged quarantine
    Mar 15: Medical organisation says stopping elective surgeries is unnecessary and dangerous
    Mar 17: Warning of financial crisis, unrest, civil strife, war, and a meltdown of the social Fabric
    Mar 19: Article about Covid overaction and its issues
    Mar 25: Data about the health impacts of crushing the economy
    Mar 26: Early evidence of hospitals inaccurately listing Covid as cause of death
    Mar 26: Early data show we’re overreacting to Covid
    Mar 28: Predictions about the harms of lockdowns: Drugs, Suicide, and Crime
    Mar 28: Guardian outlines rise in domestic abuse throughout the world
    Mar 30: Study showing children are not the primary spreader of Covid
    Apr 1: Article saying masks offer little to no advantage outside of hospital settings
    Apr 3: An overview on the dangers of lockdowns
    Apr 4: Warning of the harm in delaying non-Covid medical procedures
    Apr 4: Research showing the seasonality of Coronaviruses
    Apr 6: U.N. warns about domestic violence surge
    Apr 6: Piece on domestic abuse during lockdown
    Apr 7: Study from China finds of 7,324 COVID-19 cases only two transmissions occurred outdoors
    Apr 7: Piece on the mental health cost of the lockdown on kids
    Apr 8: Research showing school lockdowns aren’t helpful and cause great harm
    Apr 13: More confirmation about domestic abuse rising due to lockdowns
    Apr 14: Children are very unlikely to contract Covid
    Apr 15: Barely any transmission from outdoor activities
    Apr 15: Different approaches by countries have little impact on Covid deaths
    Apr 15: Molecular Biologist suggests the cure is worse than the disease
    Apr 16: UN overview about the poverty/death that will come from lockdowns
    Apr 16: CDC mask study concludes that masks don’t work
    Apr 17: Info on how damaging cancelled procedures are
    Apr 20: Oxford professor says cases in U.K. peaked before lockdown
    Apr 22: Potential for 60,000 cancer deaths due to lack of screening/treatment
    Apr 23: The harm lockdowns are having on people with heart conditions
    Apr 24: Data on the mental health toll of lockdowns
    Apr 24: Study showing school closings are the least cost-effective pandemic policy
    Apr 27: The rise of domestic abuse during lockdowns
    Apr 28: Increasing child abuse is a side effect of Covid lockdowns
    Apr 29: Cancer deaths could increase by 20% due to lockdown
    Apr 30: Santa Clara seroprevalence study shows high prevalence

    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/what-we-knew-early-days-covid
    May 1: Indications from Europe that lockdowns are ineffective

  5. They knew from day 1 this was less deadly that the garden variety flu (https://michaelpsenger.substack.com/p/new-study-from-ioannidis-covids-ifr).

    A new study on Covid-19’s infection fatality rate (IFR) by age from a team led by Dr. John Ioannidis, the world’s most-cited physician, estimates that Covid’s IFR in the pre-vaccine era was under 0.1% for those under 70—even lower than previously believed.

    Dr. Ioannidis et. al. found that across 31 national seroprevalence studies in the pre-vaccine era, the median IFR was 0.0003% at 0-19 years, 0.003% at 20-29 years, 0.011% at 30-39 years, 0.035% at 40-49 years, 0.129% at 50-59 years, and 0.501% at 60-69 years. This comes out to 0.035% for those aged 0-59 and 0.095% for those aged 0-69.

  6. BBC Reporter Jules Serkin Says Doctors Know About Vax Injuries But Can’t Discuss Them (https://rumble.com/v1oehth-bbc-reporter-jules-serkin-says-doctors-know-about-vax-injuries-but-cant-dis.html)

    Yes even those in this country are complicit. People like CMO should and all her co-conspirators should not escape the noose for experimenting on people and trying to mandate these gene therapy. No doctor should. They all knew better from day 1. The Nuremberg Trials gave us decades of reprieve from psychos forcing their mad experiments on humanity. We need a version 2.0 to remind future generations. Try and hang these doctors complicit in this. Every last one of them.

    “These proceedings included the Doctors Trial (December 9, 1946-August 20, 1947), in which 23 defendants were accused of crimes against humanity, including medical experiments on prisoners of war”

  7. IKR. Country wide open. No mask. No sanitising. No COVID. Those people who were pushing their BS before should never be allowed to practice medicine again. Tecla, Sharon, and the fat dark ugly one (name escapes me). At best they just plain stupid. At worst they complicit in crimes against humanity.

  8. To translate: A lot of people unexpected deaths are happening. Death rates were very steady before this magic juice was introduced in 2021. Funeral homes are making a killing:

    Largest Funeral Services Operator in NA Posts Surprising Q3 Earnings After Rising Non-COVID Deaths

    “We projected that these levels [of excess deaths] would normalize back towards 2019 Pre-COVID levels. We also assumed that cemetery sales levels would be relatively flat, to slightly up, vs 2021 levels.

    Based on what we’ve seen over the last 5 or 6 months for 2022, we now believe with higher than we anticipated levels of Non-COVID funeral services and cemetery revenues that our original base assumption of $3.18 would be more like $3.50. We believe these excess services are more permanent in nature.”

  9. 80 Young Canadian Docs Died Since “Vaccine” Rollout -Dr. Makis Pleads With CMA To Investigate
    By Gord Parks / October 16, 2022

    80 young Canadian doctors have died since the Covid-19 “vaccines” were given “warp-speed” emergency authorization without any long-term safety or efficacy data. The short-term data submitted to approving regulatory health agencies around the world have been exposed to be corrupt, rife with fraudulent data manipulation and poor laboratory management, patient safety concerns, and data integrity issues exposed by whistleblower Brook Jackson at the Ventavia-run Pfizer phase III trial site.

    Dr. William Makis, MD (watch our interview here on 32 Canadian doctor deaths or see video below), has been investigating and raising alarm bells since the rollout of Covid-19 “vaccines” in Dec. 2020. Dr. Makis defines “a young doctor” as someone up to 70-years-old, given most physicians practice into their 60’s and 70’s and are generally healthy individuals.

  10. And insurance companies are taking the hit:

    “The insurance industry is panicked about this because they’re seeing a 40% rise in unexplained, excess deaths. And they’re occurring in young people in 2022, over 2021. So the number of people who are dying since mass vaccination is much higher than the people who were dying from COVID.”

    Not to mention massive increases in disabilities. They cannot hide the bodies. Dead and disabled.

    The fraud is up.

  11. Many of our student nurses are current at home. Why? Because of a questionable vaccine mandate that was instituted be the administration of the department of nursing at SALCC. SALCC most senior administrator in my opinion resides within the department of nursing. One administrator is certainly bringing the entire SALCC to its knees. That is very unfortunate.

  12. Most cited does not mean correct. Cited by those who choose that view perhaps. AND people did die enmasse. You dishonour those people and their loved ones. New York anyone? And they were mostly poor. Perhaps poor people don’t count… BTW don’t bother responding. I already know what you’re going to say – yawn inducing rant.

  13. It is easier to fool a fool, than to convince a fool they have been fooled. The data is there you moron.

  14. Practically 95% of those people who were “fully vaccinated” never went back for their 3rd booster jab. Ask yourself why. They realised that the conspiracy theories about Covid-19 were actually true. Too bad it took them 2 jabs to realise that. During the next pLandemic, the CMO will not have the kind of public support she got with Covid. Trust me.

  15. This plan is determined for the whole world ❗
    Vaccines 💉⚰️
    Like it seems to be clear,but often,like concerns,
    The devil is inside details ❗
    The same place where the covid started was zero cvd.
    New pass vaccinal code certificat numérique worldwide.
    Therefore all the most powerful head of states countries are now working on the One for all 💉 vaccins
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