By Admin. Updated 7:55 p.m., Thursday, November 11, 2021, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
The number of persons who received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine jumped by 5, 128 in 21 days as the November 19 vaccination deadline for frontline workers approaches.
According to figures released by the Health Services Subcommittee of the National Emergency Management Organization – NEMO, the number of persons who took a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine moved from 23, 127 on October 21, to 28, 255 on November 11.
Meanwhile, as of November 11, over 20,000 persons have been fully vaccinated in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, up from 14, 903 on October 21. This is a jump of 5,395.
Frontline workers employed with the State have been given until November 19, 2021, to show proof of vaccination, or risk losing their jobs.
These frontline workers include members of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, port and immigration workers, teachers, and healthcare workers.
Even though there has been a steady increase in the number of persons taking Covid-19 vaccines, some frontline workers remain opposed to the government’s vaccine mandate.
Some people who oppose the mandates cite sovereignty over their bodies, and the possibility of spreading Covid-19 even when vaccinated, as important issues.