More vaccine mandates on the horizon for Antigua and Barbuda


More vaccine mandates could be on the horizon for Antigua and Barbuda, with concerns mounting that the country may not reach herd immunity by year end.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne made the announcement on Saturday.

The PM, who was speaking on his weekly radio programme, maintains that the country needs to return to normalcy as soon as possible.

The government has already established vaccine mandates for the public sector, essential services and industries, for private sector establishments with five or more employees and eligible students within the education system.

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  1. Herd Immunity and vaccination will not stop the virus but both will slow down the infection rates and the number of deaths.
    I am vaccinated against lots of viruses, (mumps, measles, rubela, polio, shingles, yellow fever, influenza and tetanus to name a few), and I am grateful for the new vaccine to keep me alive as I am elderly, officially obese and have a minor heart problem and therefore somebody the virus would love to meet.
    Not getting vaccinated is stupid.

  2. Yes ANR. You choose to use certain photos of the PM to try and portray certain things. We get your tactic by now.

    • But why would he even wear such an outfit in the first place if he didn’t intend to “portray certain things?”

  3. That’s right Gaston just keep applying pressure til they can’t breathe. Remind them what they voted for. Its funny how you were the savior that they needed in 2014 and rather worse in 2018. Look at you now. But no need to worry, they will forgive and forget by next election, just remember to hand out plenty tshirts with money inside and give low skilled jobs to the same people that were let go.

      • Reply to I
        Many of Antigua people are foolish like fart. A lot don’t listen to radio, don’t read anything, don’t have internet, have not been encouraged by teachers to think critically. Many of the parents are just the same.
        They live in a bubble where they think their government is the best in the world and their stinking mess of a country is a paradise. The labour government like it the way it is as they can continue their thieving enterprise.

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