Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has issued a warning to Dominicans about the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron. The Prime Minister has urged the population to remain vigilant and keep their guards up.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has already declared Omicron a variant of concern. Skerrit stated that vaccination is key to building immunity against this variant.
He pointed out that vaccines are available and that this time we are no longer experiencing vaccine hesitancy but more so vaccine resistance.
He noted that people are bluntly opposed to taking the vaccine for no logical or fact-based scientific reason.
The Prime Minister also called for more children 12-17 years of age to be vaccinated.
He stated that ‘When I look at the percentages of school populations and those who have gotten vaccinated, is way too large in terms of the number of unvaccinated people.’
He ended by urging parents to do what is right and get their children vaccinated.