Dominican residents have until Tuesday next week to make known their views on COVID-19 vaccination in a survey which has been mounted by the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA), the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC), and the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association (DHTA).
The survey was launched on August 10th, 2021 and will continue until August 24th 2021.
Executive Director of the DAIC, Lizra Fabian told Dominica News Online (DNO) in an interview that the purpose of the exercise is to help identify the areas in which people lack information about the vaccine and to educate them in the process.
“Persons, who have been vaccinated can share the type of vaccine taken, side effects felt after being vaccinated, as well as effects they may be currently experiencing. The Ministry of health (MOA) is also integral in this so they would be able to understand what the lingering impacts are,” Fabien said.
Participants who have not taken the vaccine are able to share their reasons for not being vaccinated. They are also invite to indicate whether there’s a need for more for more information or incentives for taking the vaccine.
Fabian encouraged everyone to actively participate because, as she states, it is important to capture the opinions of the general public which will help to inform the actions of The Ministry of Health.
The partners hope to get feedback from at least 500 persons.
“Many persons maybe be sharing their feedback with their friends and families but we do want to be able to capture the sentiment of persons who have been vaccinated and not vaccinated,” Fabien remarked.
The DAIC, DDA and DHTA remind all to continue to adhere to the protocols to minimize the spread of COVID-19 including the washing or sanitizing of hands, wearing of mask, and physical distancing. Additionally, they encourage all Dominicans to get tested to know their status.
For more information on testing, call the COVID Hotline at 448-2151, 448-2153, 448-2156, 611-4325, and 1-800-219.
“All views matter!” the survey organizers assert and they invite all residents of Dominica who are willing participate in the survey to go to bit.ly/2VMgcvK.