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The vaccines currently available for COVID-19 decrease the severity of the virus if a vaccinated person contracts it.

Further, Dr. Charmaine Bailey-Rogers, an epidemiologist in the Ministry of Health says that vaccinated persons are less likely to transmit COVID-19.

Anecdotal evidence on social media suggests that a significant number of persons in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are sceptical about being vaccinated for COVID-19.

At a press conference on Thursday, iWitness News noted that there are a number of persons who, for various reasons, are sceptical about taking any of the vaccines.

iWitness News, therefore, asked the Ministry of Health to say the ways in which these vaccines help those who take it, those with whom they associate and the community at large.

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“… we would just like to say that persons who have taken the vaccine would definitely have a decrease in the severity if we do contract the disease, and also, there’s a decreased likelihood of transmission in the community to other persons,” Bailey-Rogers said.

“So we’re encouraging persons with comorbidities, such as hypertension and diabetes, who are more likely at risk of dying or getting a severe pneumonic infection or other complications from COVID-19 … to take the vaccine, as it would definitely protect you, and … protect the others around you,” she said.

COVID-19 has caused the death of six persons in SVG, all of whom had pre-existing conditions, health officials have said.  

As of Sunday, SVG has recorded, 1,453 cases of COVID-19 since March 2020, including 1,317 persons who contracted it locally.

Of those who contracted the virus, 599 have since recovered, and 848 cases remain active.

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7 replies on “Vaccines reduce severity, spread of COVID — doctor”

  1. It is obvious that We shall vaccinate immediately! There is no time for delay, bring in the vaccines now!

  2. SVG needs more education on how vaccination and vaccines work and on health in general. Too many people believing foolishness conspiracy rubbish on Facebook and YouTube.

  3. Research have shown,the covid19 vaccines do not eradicate the virus also can’t stop u from being infected.
    So,,why am I taking it????

  4. This may be a more honest and informative doctor than what we have been hearing in SVG so far. The doctor does not say that the vaccines will make anyone immune. Vaccines can introduce antibodies that will give your body “familiarity” with a virus so that it could combat it whenever the host gets exposed in future. THE SAME HAPPENS IF YOU GET EXPOSED TO THE VIRUS. THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT YOUR BODY WILL PRODUCE THE ANTIBODIES INSTEAD OF A FACTORY THAT PUTS WHO KNOWS WHAT OTHER JUNK INTO THE VACCINES TOO. Many elderly and some younger and healthy in the USA and elsewhere (such as Israel) are dying from the “western” vaccines. I do not know if that is true concerning Sputnik-V. Does anyone want to “rush out” to get a vaccine? It is your choice. You will still have to go along with the restrictions.

  5. Avatar Of Ricardo FrancisRicardo Francis says:

    We need an International Criminal Investigation on Covid19.

    We need to know what was discussed at the WHO and the World Economic Forum.

    This is about a cashless society, taking away our Freedoms and Rights, and creating a TECHNOCRACY

    for the Global Elites.

    This is all a part of the United Nations agenda for 2030.

    Klaus Schwab delivered his book to every government leader around the world.

    I am sure that Ralph Gonsalves got his copy of the book: COVID19: The Great Reset.

    Ralph, please explain about the VACCINES delivered and supplied in 1979.

    NO VACCINE FOR ME!!!

    The Mustique Charity was instructed by the Pharaoh leader to secure vaccines for SVG. Some of the

    Global Elites reside in Mustique. We want back our real property, MUSTIQUE.

    I am very fearless and courageous.

    I shall not and shall never surrender and or waiver my believes, now and or in the future.

    Ricardo Francis, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in Waiting and in the Making

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