Gov’t Pushes Back Against Anti-Vaxxers

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Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, says the Government will be redoubling its efforts to push back against anti-vaccination crusaders, who continue to affect the rollout of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme.

He said the anti-vaccination movement has become well resourced and has utilised alternative media to push the narrative “that somehow vaccination is bad for you”.

He was speaking with journalists following a visit to the COVID-19 vaccination blitz in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, on Sunday, where more than 1,000 persons received the first of two doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

The event was part of the Ministry’s four-day islandwide vaccination exercise, which continues until Tuesday.