‘Do what is right’; get your children vaccinated PM Skerrit advises

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has urged parents in Dominica to “do what is right” and allow their child/children to get vaccinated in the fight against Covid-19.

He made the call while speaking on his One-on-One Annou Pale talk show on Sunday night.

Dominica has benefited from a donation of Pfizer vaccines from the United States (US) Government which can be administered for children between 12 and 17.

 “There are still too many children in the country who are not vaccinated. And if we want to get back to  face-to-face in the classroom then we will have to get our children vaccinated,” The Prime Minister said. “You the parents do not want to take it, but why can’t you allow your child to take it?”

He continued, “When I look at the percentage of the schools, the population and those who have gotten vaccinated it is way too large in terms of the number of persons who have not taken the vaccine, so I am urging parents let us do what is just and what is right for our children.”

Meantime, he raised concerns over the new Covid-19 variant named Omicron which was identified in the southern part of Africa, the United Kingdom (UK), Germany and Israel.

“This is really news we do not or would not have liked to hear at this time, a new variant,” Skerrit remarked.” We have seen how these variants work and so our guard must be up.”

He continued, “We are already hearing that the new mutation which is potentially more transmissible may be able to invade immunity.”

Furthermore, the Prime Minister mentioned that the World Health Organization (WHO) has already declared Omicron as a concern.

“It supports our conviction that vaccination is key to building commute immunity and I cannot stress enough on how important it is to respond to this call,” he reiterated.

Skerrit believes that if this variant is in fact more contagious then, “we need to do what is necessary to protect our lives.”

He went on to say that vaccines are available in Dominica and at this point there is no longer vaccine hesitancy, however more “vaccine resistance.”

“People are simply opposed to taking the vaccines for no logical or factual base scientific reason,” he argued.

“How do we continue on like this?” Skerrit asked. “We really cannot continue on like this at all.”

He added, “Our lives and the lives of our loved ones are at risk, our livelihoods are at risk, the lives of the elderly are threatened and the future of our children are further compromised.”

The Prime Minister made it clear that his government has certainly played its part and no one can contest that.

“We have provided every single eligible citizen with access through testing and more importantly to vaccines,” he stated.

He encouraged the adult population to make the wise and logical choice for themselves and families to get vaccinated.

Disclaimer: The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of DominicaNewsOnline.com/Duravision Inc. All comments are approved by DominicaNewsOnline.com before they are posted. We never censor based on political or ideological points of view, but we do try to maintain a sensible balance between free speech and responsible moderating.

We will delete comments that:

  • violate or infringe the rights of any person, are defamatory or harassing or include personal attacks
  • a reasonable person would consider abusive or profane
  • contain material which violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law
  • promote hatred of any kind
  • refer to people arrested or charged with a crime as though they had been found guilty
  • contain links to "chain letters", pornographic or obscene movies or graphic images
  • are excessively long and off-topic

See our full comment/user policy/agreement.

39 Comments

  1. Viewsexpressed
    December 3, 2021

    The PM Confirmed that the Vaccine is the ‘MARK of the BEAST”. “As Penned Above by BORLO” “Skerrit has referred to Questionable Deeds of “Laws of the Country?” “Does he follow the Constitution?”. There are issues of the Abuse of PM’s Office and State’s Funds towards gaining fame, thru his “RED CLINIC” buying votes of our struggling Parents, Families to gain Fame and Loyalty and have our suffering and unemployed poor Families and People to Que up in The so called “RED CLINIC” the Office of the PRIME MINISTER where he dispersed States CASH to these people at his office.These are poor suffering, unemployed People without the opportunity to gain meaningful Jobs as most are without certificate nor complete school and have NOT been to High School or College. That is not the way for a PRIME MINISTER to abruptly administer states Funds. Openly distributes hard cash to FAMILIES at His ‘”RED CLINIC”, where the States Finances have By-Passed & distributed in absence of “WELFARE…

  2. Shame DA
    December 1, 2021

    None of these folks who are forceful pushing this vaccine believe in God. So this is definitely a Red Flag.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 15 Thumb down 4
  3. Gary
    December 1, 2021

    Clinical Considerations: Myocarditis and Pericarditis after Receipt of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Among Adolescents and Young Adults.

    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/clinical-considerations/myocarditis.html

    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2021-10-20-21/06-COVID-Shimabukuro-508.pdf

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 6 Thumb down 8
  4. L C Matthew
    December 1, 2021

    Do what is right. Stop and abusing the state office. Do what is right and stop enriching your self with state resources. That is stealing

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 16 Thumb down 1
  5. Iyou
    December 1, 2021

    When one understands the secrets of creation..then one understands that this soul playing the part of Roosevelt Skerrit has to do what he is doing. even though he may know it to be wrong and immoral he is bound be universal laws just like all the others who are now playing the parts of masters of death..

    This war between light and dark. God and Satan has been happening for some time..and this is the final battle. it will be extremely intense and on all levels within and without. there will be nowhere to hide. not inside the mountain. underground or even under the seas. it is the time of settlement. the time when each one must settle all their past thoughts. words and deeds. there will be no exceptions because of status or finance. it is the time some call revelations..

    So the role these souls are playing is the role of bringing an end and destruction of hell. it is the dawn of the day..heaven…

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 3
  6. Righteous
    December 1, 2021

    Understandably, everyone is exhausted, tired, fatigued, lass, fed up about this COCIVD-19 thing and now the news of a new variant Omnicron, but unless we collectively do the things we all know and have been proven to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduced the effect of the symptoms if one contracts the virus, be ready to deal with this and some form of restrictions for a very long time. There is no going back to “Normal” whatever that use to be, anytime soon. Individuals should get vaccinated; wear a mask in indoor settings and on public transportation; get tested if you have symptoms or think you may have been exposed; and stay home if you are sick. If we do not collectively do these things, we will not be able to enjoy the things we once took for granted. Imagine a travel ban on Dominica? Let’s do what it takes my good people. Either we triumph as One or we perish as Individuals. #TrustTheScience

    #OneLoveDominicans #OLD

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 5 Thumb down 9
  7. Viewsexpressed
    December 1, 2021

    My Dear Parents, Fathers, Mother’s etc, please ensure that you as parents and Families must be serious and go get your Vaccination ASAP.
    This is exceptionally important for you as Parents that your children are safe and not accidentally pick-up this on-going Virus that is likely to have your children in and families get Sick and work because of the ignorance of some BLIND people who are out there talking BS and ignoramous Stupidity Thoughts that they should not take the vaccine.
    This is hypocritcal Nonsensical Ridiculous Thoughts openly mentioned to put fear and concern on the elderly in particular and the vulnerable children and Elderly infirmed Handicap Disabled people in need SUPPORT, understanding and cooperation.Please go take the Vaccine. I took my vaccine weeks ago and all’s Well.
    Please put yourselves and Families first that they are all secured and well prepared and protected. Good Luck All
    GODS BLESSINGS 🙏 and HAPPINESS. Let’s protect the Vulnerable and our Children…

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 9 Thumb down 13
  8. Righteous
    December 1, 2021

    People are simply opposed to taking the vaccines for no logical or factual base scientific reason.” “How do we continue on like this?” Skerrit asked. “We really cannot continue on like this at all.”
    This pandemic has created more doctors and scientists than Dominica could ever have imagined. While I understand some hesitation at first, what I can’t fathom is the reason/excuses. “I don’t know what dat vaccine have in it;” “the medical experts not telling us de truth,” etc. While these same persons readily take paracetamol and all other sorts of medication which state side effects such as stomach ulcers, heart attacks or even death. A head ache or a back ache from overexerting can’t kill you, but the COVID-19 will. Sooner or later this virus is going to touch everyone in Dominica directly or indirectly. Help your family, help your community, help you country. Don’t become a casualty of this virus, get protected, get vaccinated.
    #OneLoveDominicans #OLD767

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 8 Thumb down 16
    • make it make sense
      December 1, 2021

      There was a time when the vast majority of the world was iliterate and had very little access to inforamtion, but the printing press changed that. Now the internet makes information even easier to obtain. You don’t have to be an “expert”. You just need to be able to read and have common sense. That is why when the “experts” were still deliberating if this was going to be a pandemic, the average person was looking at what was happening in China from social media posts and they could already tell what was coming.

      But here is the simple fact – the vaccine does not prevent transmission of the virus. So what is the point of forcing so many people to take it? They’ve already abandoned the claims of immunity that they made in the beggining and are talking about the vaccine as a means of preventing severe illness and death. If that’s the case then it should be each person’s decision to protect themselves, the same way someone can choose not to smoke and drink and eat healthy

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 13 Thumb down 1
      • viewsexpressed
        December 3, 2021

        “It Makes SENSE?”You’re currently commenting on the issues of fear and conditions of the lives and intimidation of our young School 🏫 children, who are mainly being addressed by their parents that School 🏫 and Education is key to their maturity, Disciplined, and Personal Development Focus that they MUST be on their well deserved development, their priority that is Education, crucial to their growth, Jobs, personal development and importantly their well deserved Education Need GUIDANCE into their “MATURITY” their Education to University and Employment.That is what is needed to guide, support, love, accommodate and love Not only your Children and students but their friends and company who MUST be DISCIPLINED and forecast on their Education, School Attendance, visit the Library and do research in their Studies that you Young students (BOYS & GIRLS) towards Fame, Maturity, as Youth growing up towards intellectual and well prepared for College & UNIVERSITY KEY for JOBS & Development…

  9. Tt
    December 1, 2021

    Yes supreme leader

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 1
  10. Serge
    December 1, 2021

    Dr. Shankara Chetty, a South African doctor says that the goal of the mass “vaccination” program is to “control and kill off a large proportion of our population without anyone suspecting that we were poisoned.” Dr. Chetty explained that the dying process provoked by the injections was designed in such a way as to be untraceable. People will start to get sick from this or that, and the symptoms will be so wide ranging that it will be difficult to definitively peg them on the shots. “The deaths that are meant to follow the vaccinations will never be able to be pinned on the poison,” he said. “They will be too diverse, there will be too many, and they will be in too broad a timeframe for us to understand that we have been poisoned.” This “pathogen,” as he describes it, is either found in (Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca) or produced by (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna) the so-called “vaccines.” And it is this pathogen that will eventually kill off millions, if not billions, of people.

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 11 Thumb down 11
  11. Serge
    December 1, 2021

    Hon. PM has just confirmed that the vaccine is the mark of the beast saying, “do what is right”. The New Testament original Greek text says, “… that it should give them a mark in the hand of them – right (thing) and in the forehead of them …” (Rev. 13:16).

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 5 Thumb down 9
    • Rigtheous
      December 2, 2021

      I’ll leave this right here. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. https://nypost.com/2021/12/01/anti-vaxxer-marcus-lamb-dies-of-covid-19-spiritual-attack/

      “Pray for his lungs”

      #OneLoveDominicans #OLD767

      • Serge
        December 3, 2021

        His wife, Joni Lamb, had previously pleaded with his viewers: “Pray specifically for his lungs to clear the COVID pneumonia and pray for his oxygen level to continue to be strong and to go up, so that we can wean him off of oxygen and bring him home.”
        It’s not fake COVID killed him but the deadly COVID protocol (Remdesivir + oxygen). If these people had been born again, they would not have agreed to seek help in the hospital, but would have sought help from the Lord.

    • Serge
      December 3, 2021

      Now is such a difficult time that only radical believers will be able to get through it. All these famous TV evangelists, “apostles” and pastors of mega-churches will accept or have already accepted the mark of the beast and lead a huge number of blind sheep to destruction. Now you can’t be a little bit of a believer, just like you can’t be a little bit pregnant. Now is the time to take one of the sides. And the choice is yours.

  12. Wrong is wrong
    November 30, 2021

    How does a man that always does what he knows is wrong convince his followers and others to do what they know is right? No one learns from what they are told but rather by what they see you doing

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 17 Thumb down 0
  13. Roger Burnett
    November 30, 2021

    The Prime Minister said: “You the parents do not want to take it, but why can’t you allow your child to take it?”

    As a father, grandfather, great grandfather and God father, I find the Prime Minister’s pronouncement disturbing and contrary to the responsibility of parenthood.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 29 Thumb down 1
    • December 2, 2021

      Roger Burnett, you need to get a real life and come again. I think you are more disturbing than anybody else. You write a lot of recycled garbage trying to get people to gobble in your garbage.

      Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 0 Thumb down 21
      • Roger Burnett
        December 3, 2021

        If my comments disturb you, all well and good.

        My function as an artist is to calm those who are disturbed and to disturb those who are calm.

        Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 1
      • Viewsexpressed
        December 3, 2021

        Your Righteousness of this message you have Blindly penned, you have put Fear and Nonsensical Thoughts towards these young and likely elderly People growing up Students towards their Education and their personal development.
        The vaccine has been addressed and disposed to the related Professionals in partnership with well deserved known People and agencies who are versed and aware of this virus. We MUST STOP this on going back to back talk. It’s obviously NOT helping anyone but you’ll are delaying and diverted this important message and immunization that is well needed. The people and children who are vulnerable are those who are most in need and vulnerable. Get on with the Job and as Professionals advocate well and ensure that you have a Great Team at this time of fear and concerns by the people and children and the Elderly, infirmed, Handicapped and children who are more vulnerable and the focus must be addressed, administered and engaged with the Clients that the understand…

  14. D/a For Sure
    November 30, 2021

    The crazy thing is that there are no more vaccines available. So citizens who took their first shot may have to start over again. Keep talking PM.

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 3 Thumb down 10
  15. Fitzroy
    November 30, 2021

    Do what is right ? You are hardly a role model.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 23 Thumb down 2
  16. Pipo
    November 30, 2021

    Let me make clear that I am pro vaccination. However, urging people to have their children vaccinated when they themselves are, in the PM.’s words, resisting vaccination, for whatever reason, makes no sense. If indeed our population is 72,000 our fully vaccinated (those who have received 2 shots) account for just over 37 %, less than half and much too low to achieve effective immunity. It is not a question of developed countries not providing us with the medication, we have enough on island to vaccinate everyone at least twice. Apparently this new omicron variant is very infectious and in the absence of compliance by our people to get themselves vaccinated the P.M. could do the next best thing which is to isolate our country as much as possible before others, including the tourist organisations and airlines do it for us, causing enormous p.r. damage. I can not see many foreign millionaires wanting to spend their vacation in Dominica under such circumstances.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 19 Thumb down 0
    • make it make sense
      December 1, 2021

      How can you achieve immunity with a vaccine that doesn’t provide immunity? How are we going to do better than countries that are already way past 50% vaccination rates but still experiencing constant outbreaks and new variants? Nobody can give a definitive answer to these simple questions but we just keep regurgitating nonsense that has already been proven false by reality itself

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 10 Thumb down 3
      • Channel 1
        December 2, 2021

        @make it make sense – Excellent post. Wonderful. You have hit the nail right on the head once again.

        Your last sentence is also very accurate. Reality is definitely disproving the narratives which were being pushed by the pro-covid vaccine & herd immunity propagandists.

  17. Joke I joking
    November 30, 2021

    We must do what is right. What is right and the right thing to do at this time is for us to get Rid of Skerrit by all means available to us. That’s the right thing to do now

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 19 Thumb down 0
  18. Tobby
    November 30, 2021

    You want to go do like Ralph pass mandatory, as gvnmt like to follow fashion. Dominicans dnt matter what u do or did to them they dnt care. Force them to take it, it seems as though everyone who take the Jab someone getting a commission. Even though, they are forced, they will still vote for whoever forcing them.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 1
  19. November 30, 2021

    Not a bad idea. Only blind people like IBO France who just does not get it. And even after being victorious in Grandbay, he still does not get it. Come on give it up, IBO, the bus is about to leave.

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 1 Thumb down 30
  20. The Calabash
    November 30, 2021

    Well, a strategy of simply asking or exhorting Dominicans to take the vaccine is clearly not working. Not working by the PM’s own admission. So what is the next step, given that it is a matter of life, death and the economy? What does leadership call for now?

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 3 Thumb down 11
  21. Tobby
    November 30, 2021

    Partner leave people children alone. Not to take that step and want to advise people about vaccinate their children. Why keep on talking about vaccine for solong, this really started to annoy me now man. Every time I check the news is vaccine vaccine vaccine fed-up man gush, move on nun man

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 14 Thumb down 6
  22. Channel 1
    November 30, 2021

    I am increasingly convinced these puppets along with their minions and servants are being controlled by covert puppet masters.

    Pay close attention to what is going on, the occurrence & timing of certain developments, the narratives of these leaders and the real world evidence that clearly shows that the countries with highest Covid vaccinations rates at this time are those currently experiencing the highest Covid outbreaks – in some instances at even higher rates than when 0% of their populations were vaccinated for covid.

    Are people scared to think through things or have we BEEN MADE too busy & kept distracted so that we can’t find the time, willpower and energy to pause and think? Have too many of us (via covert and overt means) been systematically & deliberately made dumb?

    Is today’s society largely made up of sheep dressed in people clothes?

    THE TRUTH IS HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT!!!!!!

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 17 Thumb down 2
    • Iyou
      December 1, 2021

      I agree with your observations. souls over time have been lulled into just doing as they are told without first thinking and discerning what they are told. now they are been induced into turning on those who have not taken these injections. if one reads carefully at what is being said here in relation to what is now being said and slowly being implimented in other countries..there will be mandatory injections here..

      “we need to do what is necessary to protect our lives”

      “How do we continue on like this?” Skerrit asked. “We really cannot continue on like this at all.”

      He added, “Our lives and the lives of our loved ones are at risk, our livelihoods are at risk, the lives of the elderly are threatened and the future of our children are further compromised”

      Mayb i am just reading something thats not there. but i do recall just recently he was advised to make this mandatory. he just has to find a way without becoming anothher guadalope. not possible because this is the end…

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 1
    • Senjo analyst
      December 1, 2021

      There’s this saying in creole the old folks used to say.” Depuis baykay deey est vrai.” They wouldn’t question the whiteman because they thought he was smarter than them. That’s the same mindset on a global scale . No matter how often these medical “experts” or so called “authoritative” figures condradict themselves, (majority of whom if not all are baykay) “depuis “moun intelligent” dire est vrai.”

  23. Waiting For Airport
    November 30, 2021

    Why don’t you Mr PM do what’s right?

    It’s right for you to be honest about the true reasons you pushing something that is proven not to work!

    It’s right for you to be honest about the mounting number of people who have died after taking it!

    It’s right for you to stop prioritising outside interests over the lives and livelihoods or your Dominica people!

    Let’s start with this, do the right thing PM!!!

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 17 Thumb down 2
  24. stop the gaslighting
    November 30, 2021

    I don’t understand this continued push for a vaccine that DOES NOT PREVENT TRANSMISSION. Countries with almost 100% vaccination rates are still having outbreaks and lockdowns. What is the point? You say that this so-called new variant can “invade immunity” but the answer is to administer vaccines which arleady have been proven not to provide immunity?

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 17 Thumb down 4
  25. Barolo
    November 30, 2021

    Skerrit, I have 3 questions. Do YOU do what is right? Do YOU adhere to the laws of this country? Do YOU follow the constitution? There we go, keep your mouth shut! You have absolutely no moral authority to preach to any citizen of this country.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 34 Thumb down 0

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

:) :-D :wink: :( 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: 8) :-? :-P :-x :?: :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: more »

 characters available