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COVID-19 Vaccination Panel Discussion Set for Tuesday Evening. Get answers to your questions

Do you have questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccination, or do you want more information about the purpose and goal of the vaccines?

Make sure you watch the second edition of the COVID-19 Vaccination Panel Discussion Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM and get your answers straight from the experts.

This online event will be broadcasted via Facebook Livestream and on SXMGOV Radio 107.9FM. Various health experts will provide updates and new data regarding the COVID-19 vaccines and answer all questions live!

The Facebook Livestream panel discussion will be opened by Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA) Omar C.E. Ottley and hosted by Roylyka Roache from the Department of Communication (DCOMM).

Speakers include Eva Lista-de Weever, Epidemiologist and head of Ministry VSA Collective Prevention Services (CPS), who will give an update about the local vaccination campaign.

Dr. A.J. Duits, Medical Immunologist and Director of the Red Cross Blood Bank Foundation, a specialist in immunology and vaccines, will provide a short presentation about the COVID-19 vaccine, updates, and developments.

The floor will be opened for questions via live comments, or you can send them in advance to

The other two speakers are Dr. Anand Raghosing, a general practitioner on the island for a number of years, and Claudette Rijff, the quality nurse at the White & Yellow Cross Care Foundation (WYCCF), and the very first recipient of the COVID-19 vaccine on Sint Maarten.

Can we travel again after we're vaccinated? Do we still have to wear a mask after receiving the vaccine? Does the Pfizer vaccine protect against the different strains? And can I still become sick after receiving the vaccination? These are all questions that the experts will cover and much more, so make sure you tune in on Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM on the Government of Sint Maarten Facebook page or Government Radio 107.9FM.

With this event, which is available for everyone to view, Ministry VSA, DCOMM, and the Vaccination Management Team (VMT) aim to inform and update the public and limit the spread of misinformation.

Make sure that you do not miss this event, and let the experts answer your questions!

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