(iWitness News) Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says he would be saddened and pained if Vincentians do not take the COVID-19 vaccine.
“… It would sadden me greatly; it would pain me enormously if our people don’t take the vaccine because there is no scientific reason not to take the vaccine and the history and experience of vaccines contribute to our wellbeing,” he said on WE FM on Sunday.
Gonsalves noted the impact of the measles, mumps, rubella, polio and yellow fever vaccines.
“It’s one thing to raise questions, it’s another to go down a road of scepticism and anti-vax,” he said in his latest attempt to counter the impact of anti-vaxxers.
Gonsalves’ comments came one day before St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) received 40,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Covishield (Indian) AstraZeneca from the Government of India.