Caribbean Physicians Urge Neighborhood to Take COVID-19 Vaccine

As many in the world community, including the Caribbean community in New York, express fear, reluctance, or hesitation about taking the COVID-19 vaccine, some Caribbean-born doctors urge members of the community to take the vaccine, as soon as it is available.

In exclusive interviews with Caribbean Life earlier this week, at least three Caribbean doctors – a Trinidadian, a Guy and a Vincentian – said that taking the vaccine was the right and sensible thing to do.

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

Diana Maldonado, a trained nurse from Interfaith Medical Center, gives Dr. Yolande Thomas-Badal on December 18 the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up to date on the latest coronavirus news in New York City

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