No need for a COVID-19 vaccine mandate in St Kitts and Nevis, official says


The decision to implement a COVID-19 vaccine mandate in St. Kitts and Nevis is not on the table at this time for the government. This is because of the high number of persons who have voluntarily stepped forward to receive a jab.

Statistics from the Ministry of Health in St. Kitts and Nevis reveal that as of Wednesday, 68.9 per cent of the adult population and 4.1 per cent of children between the ages of 12 and 17 years have received a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 76.4 per cent have received at least one dose. The adult vaccination campaign began in late February 2021. The option for children to get vaccinated began in September.

On Wednesday co-chair of the Disaster Mitigation Council and Minister of Labour Wendy Phipps reiterated the government’s position on the matter.

“If the day ever comes for us to reach the point of a vaccine mandate, it has to be backed by an abundance of irrefutable evidence, that we had no other choice to do so. But for the time being, there really is not a justifiable case that we can make to basically force people into taking a vaccine,” Minister Phipps stated.

The minister noted that there are still pockets of persons who are vaccine-hesitant and said that efforts to better educate persons on the benefits of receiving a jab of the life-saving vaccine must be attempted.

“What we do not want is to have people, our public, our citizens, be of the view, that we are pounding them over the head to get vaccinated. I more believe that we will catch more flies with honey if we explain to persons the benefits of getting the vaccine,” Phipps indicated.

As it relates to special groups, particularly persons who interact frequently with children below the age of 12 years, the minister said that “We would think that they would take the moral high ground and get themselves vaccinated because those children cannot protect themselves.”

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    • You didn’t comprehend what the Health Official you said. The only reason why the government didn’t implement a vaccine mandate is because of the large number of people who voluntarily took the jab.
      Those countries that have mandated vaccines including Antigua were forced to do so due to the high mortality rates and low vaccination.
      These governments have to make wise decisions for most foolish/ignorant people.

      • High deaths in Antigua? we are here trying to figure out who actually died of COVID 19 *ull*shit* You all too stupid, slavery never ended..anyone outhere who can think for themselves or are you just going to be spoonfed with the dictates of those who you voted to WORK FOR YOU>! Look at the shi* they are spraying on us in the nights DAILY and claiming its dust or smoke from the dump… you know what go get vaccinated its you fools that really need to be removed because you are too dumb and coward so you gave up your freedoms and you want to force others to take your cowardice stance also dumb*ass. a few pfizer scientist came out and gave info and research on how the vaccine is deadly and that its going to kill off in less that 2 years,. You all would prefer to watch crap on tv and listen to nonsense and not spend quality time researching and gathering TRUTH. This is BIOLOGICAL WARFARE, its been proven its manmade !Bill Gates is on record for population control he gets away because of dumb sheep like you, look at how he killed off those in African and china! Look up the luciferase in the vaccine because its the devils light in you now stupid. Look up alternative REAL news you cannot expect the Masons you put in power to allow real truth to come out, God warned us all and hey hell always have space, the path to heaven is narrow and FEW find it..ABOMINATIONS aren’t welcome there!–etsLdGXJBCDn80uPpvWS2LC47QMGgRyTF_GSTAo_k7H1iGJIrNuhDlbsDqLA6U56ZQ_YlPOXxyW8XzwTMGhQVuI8YJzGkPuPKTYxWN1G-9yB-M

      • the goverment forcing its mandates and taking our freedom and pushing fear CAUSES PEOPLE TO TAKE THE JAB!

    • That’s because SKB people have common sense. Not like dumb dumb Antigua people who still think that China trying to track and kill them. Laughing my ass off!!

  1. even if they didnt have to force the public using tricks and threats the ppl would not have a choice because st.kitts didnt sign unto the ICCPR treaty. only thing they have is the nuremberg code but the ppl dont even know their rights or what power they have

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