Prisoners told to take COVID-19 vaccine or else

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Prisoners who refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine will have to undergo frequent testing for the coronavirus.

 

The typical method for taking the test involves a health professional inserting a nasopharyngeal swab into the patient’s nostril. A procedure, which many people find very uncomfortable.

 

“It’s going to be one or the other,” Information Minister Melford Nicholas said at the Cabinet media briefing on Thursday.

 

“The global treatment, really, where persons have resisted to taking vaccines is not to try and force it upon them but then to put them through a regime of continuous testing”, he said.

 

The Minister said while the government might also explore educating the inmates on the benefits of the vaccine, where “vaccines become an issue where people almost have a religious objection or any other kind of objection to taking vaccines, then short of the government making it a compulsion, which we’re not prepared to do, the only other prescription left to us is to ensure that those persons are tested frequently such that they do not inadvertently infect the rest of the healthy population.”

Last week, the prison management reported 176 inmates had refused to take the vaccine.

 

Earlier in March, the government transferred over 30 inmates to an isolation center at Crabbs peninsular after they tested positive for the coronavirus.

 

The authorities also said that they would test new inmates before mixing them with others and assured there was now a quarantine unit in the prison to separate prisoners awaiting their test results.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. They should all refuse to take the vaccine until they improve the prison condition or transfer them to where the rapist is being held in comfort. Silent protest!!!!

    • Is that rapist still there? Time to send him home, or put him in Her Majesty’s Prison. This is not England’s business any more.
      It’s ours. They have a new government and they left the European Union, so it’s time to revisit this whole matter.
      He’s either going to 1735 or back to the Mother Country, where he can serve out his time in a high security prison.

  2. The current govt here is full of shit and only practice creative self enrichment. They only care about themselves and do not represent we the people.

    Dictator and traitor Gaston and his regime must go.

    Where are the murderers of Nigel Christian?
    Where are the murderers of Nigel Christian?
    Where are the murderers of Nigel Christian?
    Where are the murderers of Nigel Christian?
    Where are the murderers of Nigel Christian?
    Where are the murderers of Nigel Christian?

  3. The government should also educate the offenders on the side effects of the vaccines..they deserve to make informed choices, not just what the government want.

  4. Sometime ago the authorities had the following areas to host inmates (1) at 1735 HMP and (2) at botanical gardens….. Why a similar concept can’t be done whereby one area host those inmates who have taken the vaccine and another area can host all those who choose not to take the vaccine…… A person’s moral choice must be respected however such choice should be done with wisdom….. In this case it’s just separating the goats from the sheep.

  5. The AstraZeneca shot does not stop persons who get it from transmission covid, therefore all persons should be tested including those who receive the shot. Simple science and common sense. Anyone can win that case in court.

  6. NO ONE CAN BE FORCED TO TAKE THE VACCINE. WE SHOULDNT EVEN BE ASKING OTHERS IF THEY TOOK IT. THATS A MATTER OF MEDICAL PRIVACY!

    ANTIGUA NEEDS TO LEARN PROPER PROTOCOL TO DOING THINGS AND STOP BEING SO IGNORANT. ANTIGUA HAS AN ANYTHING GOES MENTALITY.

    INFORM PEOPLE SO THEY CAN MAKE AN EDUCATED DECISION BUT THEY CANNOT BE FORCED TO TAKE IT!!!

  7. If they don’t take it they’ll get Covid and die off one by one. Their choice. Then we’ll have lots of room in 1735. Let them refuse. The choice is up to them, but if they refuse the population will slowly die off in that place, Sad.

    • Not everyone will die from COVID. And yes it’s their choice if they don’t want to take the vaccine. No one at this stage will know if there are any negative long term side effects. However there are people dying from the same vaccine dictator and traitor Gaston brought for the rest of us while he gets the other one. That is not leadership.

      We will all die at some point but not necessarily by COVID.

  8. I dont understand why the swab have to go all the way behind ones nostril if someone have on a mask they said that from a sneeze or cough someone can get the virus, why DNA swab cannot be effective for a test ?

  9. How about reserving an island for all the Antivaccters and leave them to live freely without any medical facilities?

  10. since when murderers, rapists, drug dealers, robbers and criminals who commit heinous crimes have rights? this should be mandatory.

  11. I don’t hear the government encouraging the populace to build up their immune system by eating plenty fruits and vegetables. A strong immune system wards off the virus. With a strong immune system there is no need for the vaccine.

  12. people who haven’t been sick all year are willing to get sick
    from a shot to feel protected from something that hasn’t made them sick all year ??????

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