Tag: COVID-19 Vaccine

Health Offers 2nd COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters To Residents 50 and Older

CHRISTIANSTED — During today’s weekly briefing, Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion said that second booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine are available to residents age 50 and older and those who have underlying medical conditions, provided it has been at least four months since they received a first booster vaccination. “You’re encouraged to get a second booster […]

U.S. Travelers Can Now Submit Proof of Vaccination For Entry Into U.S. Virgin Islands

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands continue to see a decline in COVID-19 cases allowing Governor Bryan to announce an ease in requirements for domestic travelers. Effective as of March 7, travelers who are fully vaccinated in the United States and USVI can submit proof of vaccination and are no longer required to provide a negative COVID test for […]

3 Vaccines Every Employee Should Have

Getting vaccinated against diseases like the flu, shingles, and COVID-19 is the best way to protect yourself from infection and possible lifelong side effects. Read this article for more details. The COVID-19 virus doesn’t seem like it’s going away anytime soon. With that in mind, it’s important that we keep our workers safe from possible […]

Guadeloupe Vaccine Hesitancy Directly Linked To Banana Crop Pesticide Poisonings, Scholar Says

BASSE-TERRE — Since July 2021, various trade union organizations  have been calling for the cancellation of the vaccination obligation and the reinstatement of suspended non-vaccinated employees. The movement hardened on November 15, leading to roadblocks thus paralyzing the Guadeloupe archipelago, a French overseas department. Through this vaccination obligation which does not pass, it is the ills […]

Rabid Anti-Vaxxers Throw Rocks At Police In Latest COVID Unrest On Guadeloupe

BASSE-TERRE — Protesters attacked police with stones in the early hours of Monday as police moved in to clear out some blockades on Guadeloupe, the authority on the French Caribbean island said, amid ongoing protests against COVID-19 protocols. The Guadeloupe authority said police had been attacked at the Riviere-des-Peres part of the island as they […]

Dozens Of Violent Anti-Vax Supporters Attack Guadeloupe Hospital Staff

BASSE-TERRE — Dozens of anti-vaccination protesters in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe attacked a hospital director and other medical staff following recent violent demonstrations against vaccines and COVID-19 restrictions, officials said Wednesday. The attack occurred Tuesday outside the University Hospital Center as police tried to escort the director and other staff elsewhere for safety. […]

Anti-Vaxxers Knock Over Christmas Tree In Zest To Storm Guadeloupe’s Legislature

BASSE-TERRE — Protesters angry over virus and vaccine rules occupied Guadeloupe’s regional legislature because of stalled negotiations over their grievances about the management of the French Caribbean island. Regional Council President Ary Chalus agreed to a meeting with some of the protesters’ representatives, the council tweeted after Thursday’s incursion. Officials in Guadeloupe and Paris denounced […]

Hospital CEO Says Vaccines Are Best Bet To Reduce Health Risks From COVID-19

DIAMOND RUBY — The Juan F. Luis Hospital encourages community members and tourists to continue to implement precautionary measures during the holiday season in order to avoid exposure to COVID-19 and its variants. “The risk of exposure to, and infection of COVID-19 and its variants is still a high priority internally within the walls of […]

France Sends More Police, SWAT Team, Extends Curfew In Caribbean Territory

PARIS — The French government will send police reinforcements, including an elite SWAT team, and extend a curfew in the French island of Guadeloupe after two weeks of unrest, the overseas territories minister said on Monday. Police have been shot at and stores looted in protests against plans to make vaccination for health workers compulsory, […]

France Caves To Violent Protests In Martinique, Guadeloupe Over COVID Rules

PARIS — France has postponed a mandatory coronavirus vaccination requirement for health workers in Guadeloupe and Martinique, after the measure spurred several days of widespread protests and unrest in the French Caribbean territories. In a statement today, the French health ministry said the implementation of the vaccination requirement – also in place in mainland France – would […]