Friday, September 30, 2022

Ministry Of Health Renews Vaccination Appeal Despite ‘Significant’ Drop In COVID-19 Cases

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Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Health, Wellness, and Elderly Affairs has renewed an appeal to citizens to get vaccinated against COVID-19, despite what National Immunisation Manager Tecla Jn Baptiste says is a ‘significant decrease’ in infections.

Saint Lucia has attained a COVID-19 vaccine coverage of 29% to date, accounting for approximately 52 852 fully vaccinated persons.

Another 3% of the population is partially vaccinated and 6, 908 boosters have been administered.

“We know that low vaccine coverage makes us more vulnerable and increases the risk of the country for the likely emergence and circulation of new variants,” the National Immunisation Manager stated.

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This week, as Saint Lucia marked two years since its first COVID-19 case report, Jn Baptiste also asserted that the virus wouldn’t disappear anytime soon.

She observed that safe and effective available vaccines are a game-changing tool.

” However, it’s not vaccines that will stop the pandemic – it’s vaccination that will do it. Let’s be more proactive, and less reactive,” Jn Baptiste advised.

In addition, she explained that receiving the vaccine does not mean that people can throw caution to the winds, putting themselves and others at risk.

“We must continue wearing masks, cleaning our hands, ensuring good ventilation indoors, physically distancing and avoiding crowds,” Jn Baptiste said.

 

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8 COMMENTS

  1. SUNDAY SCHOOL, FIRST OF ALL THATS WHERE YOU BELONG IN SUNDAY SCHOOL….WHY? MONDAY THRU FRIDAY WILL ONLY CONFUSE YOU. VACCINES IS THE PRODUCT, VACCINATIONS IS GETTING IT SO GO GET YOURS. GO GET VACCINATED YES. AND I AGREE WITH AJOE.

    • BNT162b2 (Pfizer Vaccine)
      5.3.6 Cumulative Analysis of Post-authorization Adverse Event Reports

      APPENDIX 1. LIST OF ADVERSE EVENTS OF SPECIAL INTEREST
      Acoustic neuritis (page 1) … Zika virus associated Guillain Barre syndrome (page 9)

      • I found that report and I went Oh Shiiiiiiiiit. A lot of people will have issues. Why isn’t this being reported on? Like every disease from A to Z is listed as a potential reaction. That is why you don’t mess with DNA. And this is why mRNA treatments have always failed. I feel sorry for those jabbed up with those shots.

  2. Don’t want the newly donated vaccines to expire? They will, ok.
    We do not want it. Continuing to wear a mask will stop the spread of facovid. Can I see all the research articles on that, that shows that this science works.
    I am fedup with that facovid.

  3. “However, it’s not vaccines that will stop the pandemic – it’s vaccination that will do it.”

    There is a degree of common sense that even dumb people have. Here, we are reminded that even the “smart” people have little if any at all.

  4. it’s not vaccines but it’s vaccinations that will do it??? true case of head and ass for reel….whats the difference?????

  5. you said that we should avoid crowds but gave the OK for schools to go back to normal. A case of the head and ass not knowing what each other is doing.

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