WILLEMSTAD - After the press conference of Thursday 15 July, there was a response from various people in the community to the fact that Minister of Public Health Dorothy Pietersz-Janga of coalition partner MFK did not announce whether she had vaccinated herself. The minister says that she is doing this because of privacy reasons.
The reaction in the community often had the starting point of 'eading by example'.
Because all over the world, prime ministers, sports heroes and other famous figures have rolled up their sleeves in front of the camera to show that they are vaccinated to protect against infection with the corona virus.
The vaccination campaign also started on Curaçao in February this year with familiar faces. Under the motto 'Ami a bakuná', ministers, athletes, journalists and celebrities, among others, received their first injection. Giselle Mc William, then Minister of Economic Development (MEO) and now Member of Parliament for the political party MAN, supported this campaign from the start.
On July 18, Mc William wrote again in a Facebook post that she, her husband and their parents received their first shot on March 27. Last week, her 15-year-old child was also vaccinated. This was done "in all openness to keep motivating others to do the same," Mc William wrote. "Because I don't want to see more families losing their loved ones to COVID-19."