USAID/UNICEF/OECS Launch COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Report for Eastern Caribbean Countries

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On Tuesday, November 29, the United States Government, through the United States
Agency for International Development/Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID/ESC),

in collaboration with UNICEF and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
Commission, launched a second report on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy for five Eastern
Caribbean countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Saint
Vincent and the Grenadines.

This second study is a follow-up to a previous study conducted in late 2021.

The 2022 study was primarily intended to track the issue of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, with a central focus on vaccine uptake and the impact of strategies designed to enhance it.

While the 2021 study sought to understand the public’s perception on COVID-19 and
other vaccines, the 2022 study sought to understand whether there continued to be an
interest in COVID-19 vaccination and if the broader vaccination environment had
impacted attitudes towards immunizations for other diseases.

U.S. Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Linda Taglialatela noted, “the
survey results will provide an understanding of the main barriers preventing the region
from reaching our milestone of 70 percent vaccination coverage and inform where we
need to redouble our efforts.”

Of the general findings in the 2022 study, it was highlighted that all countries were less
likely to be vaccine hesitant compared to 2021 and respondents were slightly more

likely to have their children vaccinated in 2022, although overall pediatric vaccination
against COVID-19 were still low.

Dr. Carlene Radix, Head of Human and Social Development Unit of the Organization of
Eastern Caribbean States Commission called for partners to work together on “new
approaches to be able to continue to use our most effective tools.

It is by doing research on issues like vaccine hesitancy that we are able to better understand and navigate this new era.”

According to the 2022 study, the most significant change in respondents’ preferred
source of information on the pandemic was a decline in interest regarding
government/official sources, and an increase in reliance on social media sources.

UNICEF Deputy Representative to Eastern Caribbean Area Tanya Radosavljevic
remarked, “this study remains relevant because it draws linkages between vaccine
hesitancy and broader public health concerns such as routine immunization against
childhood diseases and other diseases in the event of another health emergency.

In an environment, where some countries are receiving pediatric vaccines against COVID-19, the study also tells us why parents are concerned about vaccinating their children.”

Recommendations from the study included the need for increased efforts to persuade
parents to see the value of the COVID-19 vaccination for children and harnessing the
power of social media.

Partners urged the Eastern Caribbean countries to use the profiles developed to create evidence-based interventions to reach unvaccinated persons.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. There is NO VALUE in CV 19 ‘vaccines’ in healthy children. The risk of harm from these ‘vaccine’ are much greater than any supposed benefits in children. Children have very strong innate immunity and covid for them is less dangerous than the flu. There are several countries that have abandoned their requirements of vaccinating children. Sweden , Denmark, Finland, Norway and others have seen the harms these gene therapy NOT vaccines are causing in children. Children are supposed to be our future — if you continue to follow these devils with their culling agenda, there will be no human reproduction in the future. Gtfoh with y’all con-vid sh*t. Disgusting m-fers!!

  2. New Study on Vitamin D Combating Covid.
    Researchers from John’s Hopkins University, the University of Chicago and the Department of Veterans Health Affairs conducted a large scale pharmacoepidemiologic study of the association between vitamin D and Covid 19 infection and mortality.

    Those who took vitamin D2 had a 28% lower risk of Covid 19 infection, while those taking vitamin D3 had a 20% lower risk.

    Deaths from COVID-19 was also lower for those taking vitamin D — 33% lower for those taking vit. D3 and 25% lower among those take vit.D2.

    If the entire US population had supplemented in 2020 with vitamin D3, it would have prevented 4 million Covid 19 cases and 116,000 deaths.

    I strongly suggest getting your vitamin D from proper sun exposure if possible, as it would provide numerous health benefits, many of which are only beginning to be understood.

    Allow Caribbean children to get adequate sunlight for health and wellness. #NoTo💉💉children.

    Since hyperlinks are no longer being posted on ANR, the study can be found in the Nature Journal
    “Association Between Vitamin D and Covid 19 Infection and Mortality.”

  3. CBS News: UK officials issue warning after 6 children die of Strep A infection.

    “In pre-pandemic seasons there were on average only .5 cases per 100,000 children aged 1 to 4 and .3 cases per 100,000 children aged 5 to 9.”

    “This year there were 2.3 cases per 100,000 children aged 1 to 4 and 1.1 cases per 100,000 children aged 5 to 9.”

    “Recent data showed that in the 46th week of the year (in mid November), there were 851 cases of scarlet fever reported in the UK compared to an average of just 186 cases in that same week in preceding years.”

    Are these increases in infections just another coincidence — Or due to climate change? 😂
    This is what happens when you start messing around with what the creator gave us.
    A genetically reset immune system that can’t fight off anything and the possibility that there are no early symptoms. And they’re still coming for the children.

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