Federation’s COVID-19 vaccinations launch a major milestone

Medical Chief of Staff at the Joseph Nathaniel France General Hospital, Dr. Cameron Wilkinson.
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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – February 22 will be remembered as a major milestone in St. Kitts and Nevis’ history in the fight against the COVID-19 virus, according to Medical Chief of Staff at the Joseph Nathaniel France General Hospital, Dr. Cameron Wilkinson.

“Despite the stark realization of the importance and efficacy of vaccines, there are still some persons who are reluctant to take them,” he said. “I am certain that our people will do the right thing again and be protected through vaccinations.

“Over 70 frontline and essential workers, including 22 of my medical colleagues, joined us, rolled up their sleeves and took the vaccine against COVID-19,” said Dr. Wilkinson.

“It was also reassuring to see the Prime Minister, the Minister of Health, Members of the Cabinet, and the top brass from the Police, Army, and Port Authorities leading by example,” he added.

“The vaccine rollout was not only an effort to protect us from this deadly virus but to assure you of the confidence we have in the vaccine’s efficacy and safety,” said Dr. Wilkinson. “The success of vaccines in eliminating a number of diseases locally and worldwide, a sum that requires over 90 percent population coverage to achieve herd immunity, speaks to the fact that the majority of us will do the right thing and get vaccinated.”

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