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No knowledge of alleged decision mandating teachers to take vaccine

Premier Andrew Fahie

Amid reports that local frontline workers — including school teachers and healthcare professionals — will be mandated to take the AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19, Premier Andrew Fahie has issued a statement saying the government has no such plans.

Talks about mandatory vaccines reportedly came from public servants inside the education ministry.

“Your elected government has no knowledge of this alleged decision being made of making vaccines mandatory for teachers and other frontline staff nor has your government approved such in Cabinet,” Fahie said in a post on social media site, Facebook on Wednesday.

He further said while his administration strongly encourages taking the vaccine, it “remains resolute, to date, to not make mandatory the taking of vaccines”.

“We have always stated that it is each person’s choice whether they want to be vaccinated or not,” Premier Fahie added.

As of June 7, more than 12,000 first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been administered in the territory so far. Of that number, nearly 7,000 persons have received their second dose.

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  1. zip it says:

    I do not believe a word that comes from your mouth anymore. You have misled the public too many times before. Your word has no value whatsoever. ZIP IT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

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  2. heckler says:

    here he goes again with his deceits

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  3. This man is a i***t says:

    D***y stop l**ng
    You take ppl for idiots
    Everybody know that this came up in house assembly
    And now when the woman came and and informed the public you trying to make the woman look bad
    Andrew Fahie just take the entire vip circus and get the h**l out of government

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  4. BVI Future says:

    We need an experienced spoke person to speak on behalf of the Premier, Ministers and the HOA.

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  5. Big AL says:

    The serpent surfaced. Did he tell his constituents where he went on his so called personal time off? Who paid for his personal time off? Him or us the taxpayers? If its us we deserve to know the reason for the trip. If he paid it’s his business. So Mr. Premier did the money for your personal rendezvous came out of your pocket? We John Public is waiting to hear from you. Thanks for your most urgent response.

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    • @Big fool says:

      You are taking your hatred for the Premier too far. This is none of your business. The Premier works hard for the best for this Territory and the few areas we may disagree with him on is not enough to over shadow the many good he and his government has done in 2 years.

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      • Big AL says:

        I have no hatred or malice for Mr. Fahie. We as a people are complacent and timid that is why the politicians behave the way they do. Those that speak out are victimized called crazy and isolated. If you people don’t see anything wrong with the way this government is handling your business, continue to look through this your rose colored glasses. To speak the truth don’t mean you hate anyone. So loving means to ignore and cover up.

        • @Big Al says:

          The premier’s personal leave is none of your business. Stick to the business of the country and keep out of what doesn’t concern you.

  6. My take says:

    Same person every day blogging several negative blogs about the Premier to try to turn sensible persons minds against the Premier. Save your energy. It will not work.you

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  7. @This man is a i***t says:

    Correct, Correct and yes, FACTS THIS IS NO FAKE NEWS S**T. HE PUSH THE WOMAN UP UNDER THE BUS. HE DID ONE OF THOSE NEW JACK CITY MOVES WHEN WESLEY SNIPES PICKED UP THE LITTLE GIRL AND USE HER AS A SHIELD TO GET AWAY FROM THE GUN MEN. WE ARE IN SOME SERIOUS PROBLEMS HERE.

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