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Minister of Health, Jimmy Prince. (File photo by Lance Neverson/Facebook)
Minister of Health, Jimmy Prince. (File photo by Lance Neverson/Facebook)
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Minister of Health St. Clair “Jimmy” Prince says that COVID-19 vaccines should not have been mandated for sanitation workers.

He told iWitness News, on Monday, this is why the ministry’s permanent secretary, Cuthbert Knights, wrote to the Chief Environmental Health Officer on a Feb. 23, informing that unvaccinated sanitation workers could return to work, if they wish.

Prince said that the government would have to pay the sanitation workers who have been off the job for failing to take the vaccine since the mandate came into effect.

The minister said the development does not mean that the government is backing away from its COVID-19 vaccine requirement for frontline and essential workers.

“An error was made. We are correcting it,” he told iWitness News.

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Unvaxxed sanitation workers allowed back on the job, PS says

3 replies on “UPDATE: Vaccine mandate did not apply to sanitation workers, Health Minister says”

  1. Winston Brown says:

    You all so blasted lie,who else is more essential workers than Sanitation Workers,yall feel people dotish,is spite and malice yall went about this ma date with,and now yall looking for sympathy, I happy the sanitation workers getting back their jobs but do the same thing for the teachers,policemen, nurses ,doctors and all the others whom yall dismiss or force to resign.You and ur regime are nothing but down right wicked, evil,and Full of venom…but guess what Karma is a bitch..

  2. This is even more unfair if you don’t reinstate the workers across the board. People done don’t have work, how can you be firing people indiscriminately to force on them somebody else’s whims?

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