The Health Ministry has launched a public campaign called “Vaccinate T&T,” to encourage people to get a COVID-19 shot.
Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh explained at Monday’s MOH media briefing, that “the pillars of the campaign are founded on facts, not rumour, not hearsay. These are: the Covid19 vaccine is safe. The Covid19 vaccine works, millions attest to that. The Covid19 vaccine, plus adherence to guidelines, is the way to control the spread of the virus.”
He said the campaign is a rallying cry and a call to action. “We must vaccinate to save lives and livelihood.”
“The vaccines and the adherence to the Covid19 guidelines are the weapons we now have. We didn’t have the vaccines in the (needed) quantity before, but we now do. We as a country can emerge victorious from this fight if we understand our responsibility at this time,” Deyalsingh noted.
The campaign uses the symbol of the peace sign which forms a “V” that Deyalsingh said stands, not only for “vaccine” but for “victory”.