Least hesitant

Barbadians remain the least hesitant to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, and are leading the charge in the subregion with 69 per cent being vaccinated against the virus.

However, Minister of Health The Most Honourable Jeffrey Bostic said while the numbers remained a concern especially among school-aged children and might pose a threat for the safe return to face-to-face classes, he was satisfied with the results.

Director of CADRES, Peter Wickham, explained the primary strata for the COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Survey Report 2021 published in December 2021, sponsored by UNICEF and USAID, were age and sex, with 40 per cent of the respondents being parents.

The islands surveyed included Barbados, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago, with 50 per cent female and 50 per cent male respondents, in the 18-30, 31-50, and 51 and over age categories. (RA)

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