One young leader in Dominica, former president of the National Youth Council of Dominica, Paul Baron has called on leaders across the island to encourage their followers to get vaccinated.
The former NYCD president emphasized that the call for vaccination does not hinge nor rest solely on the government leaders but on the leaders of all facets within society.
The Government of Dominica under the leadership of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has continuously called out to other leaders within society to encourage others to get vaccinated.
Baron also alluded to the fact that there are misconceptions regarding the vaccines even as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
Many citizens, both here and abroad have had their differences in regards to their trust in the science of these vaccines.
Research shows that Moderna and Pfizer vaccines have both astounded health officials with impressive efficacy degrees which were witnessed when vaccination was still in its early stages.
At two doses, Pfizer showed 95% efficacy in the prevention of symptoms that were consistent with infection of Covid-19.
The Government of Dominica recently received a donation of Pfizer vaccines from the United States Government for the people of Dominica—this is in a bid to further help in the fight against Covid-19.
The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine received full approval by the FDA on Aug. 23, 2021.
Prime Minister of Dominica, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit recently stated that the country has enough vaccines to inoculate the entire population.