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Former Prime Minister Urges Vincentians to Get Vaccinated

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Former prime minister, Sir James Mitchell, is supporting the St. Vincent and the Grenadines government’s coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination policy and has criticized politicians whom he says are “lukewarm about vaccination”.

Sir James Mitchell

Caribbean Children are Fed Minimally Diverse Diet – UNICEF Report

GENEVA, Switzerland –The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) said Monday that a significant number of children in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are feed a minimal diverse diet noting that there has been little sign of improvement in the diets of the world’s youngest children over the last ten years.

Jamaican children eating healthy fruit at school. UNICEF Jamaica/2019/Hakeem Hunter

Antiguan PM Laments Lack of Global Response, Vaccination Program to End COVID-19 Pandemic

UNITED NATIONS –The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne says that he is in agreement with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that the lack of a global response and vaccination program to end the COVID-19 pandemic is “a clear and tragic example” of the failure of the international community to deliver policies to support peace, global health, the viability of the planet and other pressing needs. 

Prime Minister Gaston Browne

Family Doctors Step Up as Last Line of Defense Against Vaccine Hesitancy

Although 54 percent of the US population is now fully vaccinated for COVID-19, vaccine hesitancy is still prevalent, now with a newer group—parents of children ages 12 and under. Family doctors and pediatricians are now being called to the front lines to create trust among these parents of children who can now be vaccinated. 

Guyana Wants Clarification From CDC Regarding Vaccine Use

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Guyana Monday said that it needed further clarification from the United States-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) so as to administer Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved vaccines to persons who have been fully immunized using a vaccine not yet approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony
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