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No ‘policy position’ on vaccination

August 10, 2021

A number of Barbadians gathered at the Alexandra School and online on Monday evening, to share their views on COVID-19 vaccinations and testing.

Acting Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw said the four meetings, organised by the Social Partnership, were important as they allowed people an opportunity to express their views.

Ms. Bradshaw stressed that Government officials present were there to listen and hear the positions of members of the public on the matter, including their ideas.

Acting Attorney General Wilfred Abrahams, noted that Government has not made vaccinations mandatory during that meeting.

Minister of Home Affairs, Information and Public Affairs, Wilfred Abrahams.

“The Government does not have a policy position as it stands now in respect of mandatory vaccination of anybody,” he emphasised.

Minister Abrahams went on to highlight Government’s commitment to hearing the views of Barbadians, by stating that the meetings were established to garner people’s opinions on the matter:

“That is what we are doing here through these meetings, we want to hear from you”.

The other Town hall meetings will be held on Wednesday, August 11, at the Princess Margaret Secondary School; Deighton Griffith School, on Monday, August 16; and Wednesday, August 18, at Combermere School.

All meetings will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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