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 Fully Vaccinated Hearing Impaired Youths Encourage Getting The Jab

“We encourage them to get it as soon as possible, so that the opportunities will be happening in the near future, such as work, traveling, education, etc.”
05 Aug 2021 10:35
 Fully Vaccinated Hearing Impaired Youths Encourage Getting The Jab
Youths of the deaf community register for their COVID-19 jab at the Fiji National University Nasinu Campus vaccination site

A group of youths, with hearing impairment, who were fully vaccinated this week, say everyone, despite their religion, race or disability, has a part to play with minimising the risk of COVID-19 in their communities.

The group believes that one way this risk will be minimised is through herd immunity.

The group’s spokesperson Krishneer Sen said the 20 individuals who were in the group turned out to be the largest deaf group ever getting vaccinated. They were vaccinated at the Fiji National University campus on Monday.

Encouragement

Mr Sen said as people who are living with a disability, they deserved to make the right and safe informed choice to get vaccinated regardless of their religious principles and cultural believe

“We have equal access to the pandemic information released by the relevant institutions and stakeholders,” he said.

“We encourage them to get it as soon as possible, so that the opportunities will be happening in the near future, such as work, traveling, education, etc.”

He encouraged eligible Fijians to be vaccinated to protect their families and those around them.

“We strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated for the sake of our deaf community, minority sociolinguistic group’s health safety, our friends and families.

“Also encouraging them to get it so that our children can attend school as soon as possible and senior citizens’ health will be protected.”

He added that not only did they choose to be vaccinated for their community but for the health and safety of all Fijians.

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