If lies and myths about the vaccines spread so much that many people decide not to get vaccinated, more people could die and the pandemic will last longer. It’s important to check out claims that you hear, with reputable sources of information, and share good information with others. It will take all of us to fight back against deadly misinformation.
Vaccines Save Lives:
Vaccine safety is always a top priority, and this is no different for COVID-19 vaccines. All vaccines go through clinical trial phases before they are approved for use in the population. These trials aim to ensure the safety and ability of the vaccine to protect against the disease (efficacy).
The vaccines that are being developed against COVID-19 are following these same phases. COVID-19 vaccines will not be approved or introduced in countries for use in the general population until their safety has been proven to regulatory agencies. Likewise, WHO will not grant an Emergency Use Listing until it has analyzed all of the trial data. After COVID-19 vaccines are approved, monitoring for safety continues. This monitoring is a normal part of immunization programs and is done for all vaccines.
Call the COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Centre 788-8299, 736-8295, 736-8298, 736-8299, 780-8618, 780-8652, 780-8678 & 780-8461.
COVID-19 Vaccine Centers: The Villa Polyclinic. The Glanvilles Polyclinic. The Multipurpose Centre. The Precision Center.
Monday- Friday. 9am-5pm.
Ministry of Health Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Data Collection Exercise
20th May 2021
The Ministry of Health, Wellness & The Environment has intensified its data collection exercise from persons who would have been vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine (AstraZeneca). The Ministry is aware of the likelihood that persons having received the vaccine may experience some side effects, which are a part of any vaccine administration.
The Ministry is therefore advising the public that a group of individuals has been tasked with contacting persons who have been vaccinated via telephone to collect this information. It is important to note that data collection post vaccination has been an ongoing exercise with the assistance of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO/PAHO) through which the Ministry of Health and by extension the government procures all vaccines used in the Expanded Program on Immunization.
The data collected will be analysed by the Ministry of Health and shared with the public. The findings from the analysed data will also be periodically shared with regional and international public health partners including the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization PAHO/WHO .
If you had any concerning vaccination symptoms following your COVID-19 vaccine, speak with your physician or call the COVID-19 hotline at 462-6843 weekdays only, to report your reaction and to seek guidance.