Prime Minister Dr the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, has reiterated his call for leaders to be more vocal in encouraging Grenadians to get vaccinated and protect themselves against Covid-19.
Noting that there continues to be a significant level of vaccine hesitancy, Dr Mitchell said unfortunately, a lot of people are guided by misinformation.
He said, “It is therefore important for us as leaders to continue to advise people to protect themselves, that’s our responsibility. We know there is some resistance to vaccination and we have said repeatedly that it’s a personal decision. However, at the same time, it’s not just about individuals, you also have to consider the persons you are interacting with.”
On Tuesday, the Prime Minister continued his series of engagements with Grenadians employed in the debushing programme, commending those who have already been vaccinated and encouraging those who have not.
Dr Mitchell believes vaccination provides the best option for us to return to as normal a life as possible. He said, “Our job is to meet with them and give them as much advice as possible, not to demand that they get vaccinated because that, as I said, is a personal decision. As leaders, we have to do what is right. I have noticed that a number of leaders in different sectors of society, are not prepared to advise people on what is best. I have made the call constantly, that each of us, in our respective areas of responsibility, whether it’s business, sports, entertainment, politics, any area, if we are serious and we genuinely care for people, we have no choice but to give them the best advice possible. In fact, we have a moral responsibility to do so, and as Christians, we have to love our neighbours as ourselves.”