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Dominic McIntyre is encouraging young people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Mr. McIntyre, who is now fully vaccinated, told JIS News that taking the vaccine was his way of protecting himself.
“I had done some research on vaccines and had been taking them my entire life to attend school and travel, so I didn’t really fear it. Despite the fact that the majority of my family members are suspicious of it, I stood firm,” Mr. McIntyre said.
He noted that while he has never tested positive for COVID-19, he is encouraging other young people not to take chances with their lives because it is “everyone’s greatest shot at combating this tenacious virus.”
Meanwhile, Aisha Boyd who has received her first dose of the vaccine, said she tested positive for the virus previously and has since fully recovered.
She disclosed that one of her family members, who has also recovered from COVID-19, had respiratory issues which showed her that the virus was “nothing to play with.”
“I wanted to take it to ensure that if I do contract the virus, I wouldn’t get critically ill, because my last name doesn’t promise me a ventilator if it comes to that,” Ms. Boyd said.
Additionally, she is encouraging young persons who are hesitant, to abide by the social distancing protocols and sanitize regularly.
To date, the country recorded 835 new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus, which increased the total case count to 65,734.
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness advised the public in a press briefing on August 19, that vaccination appointments will be allowed during the set no movement days, which are as follows: Sunday, August 29, Monday, August 30, Tuesday, August 31, and Sunday, September 5.