As many in the global community, including the Caribbean community in New York, express fear, reluctance or hesitance about taking the COVID-19 vaccine, some Caribbean-born physicians are urging community members to take the vaccine when it becomes available.

In exclusive interviews with Caribbean Life earlier this week, at least three Caribbean physicians — a Trinidadian, a Guyanese and a Vincentian – said taking the vaccine is the right and judicious thing to do.

“It’s important that people take the vaccine,” said Dr. Yolande Thomas-Badal, a Trinidadian-born internist and Emergency Room physician at Interfaith Medical Center in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, who took the COVID-19 vaccine at her hospital on Friday.

Registered Nurse, Diana Maldonado, at Interfaith Medical Center, administers Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Dr. Yolande Thomas-Badal on Dec. 18. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City

As many in the global community, including the Caribbean community in New York, […]

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