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The Rastafari community here says it does not subscribe to taking the COVID-19 vaccine

The Rastafari community here says it does not subscribe to taking the COVID-19 vaccine.  So far Dominica has received a total of 90,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines from India and China.

While more than 11,000 have acceded to the Ministry of health’s call to get vaccinated, the Rastafari community here says the house of Nyabinghi will not take the shot.

Ras Siwattu of the House of Nyabhingi, Waitukubuli

Meanwhile Government’s vaccination process is moving full steam ahead.  As of Monday 12, 275 people had received their vaccines.

The AstraZeneca vaccine, in use here, has undergone review by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and consequently meets WHO’s criteria for SAGE consideration.

The vaccine has an efficacy of 63.09% against COVID-19 infection.

Longer dose intervals within the 8 to 12 weeks range are associated with greater vaccine efficacy.

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