June 12, 2021

PM Apologizes To Citizens: “Vaccine Walk-Ins Was A Bad Idea”

By Newsroom

“It was a bad idea, it could only have failed.”

That was the sentiment shared by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley, as he commented on the walk-in vaccine saga this past week in which the system was overburdened by people coming out to access the Health Ministry’s offer of vaccination without an appointment. 

“Wednesday was a bad day. We tried to do too much with too little; I as Prime Minister unreservedly apologize,” Dr. Rowley said at a press briefing at the Covid-19 press briefing at the the Diplomatic Centre in St. Ann’s on Saturday. 

“Some people call it disrespectful- I don’t think so. Trying to help and failing is not disrespect. It is trying to do the best you can. We aimed for the skies, we got tangled in the treetops, but we are off the ground,” the PM said. 

“We are not going to throw in the towel because one day in a year and a half didn’t go well,” the PM continued. “I’m confident that the future days will go very well. As I speak to you now, a shipment of vaccines are on their way to us and should get to us by Monday afternoon, 200,000 Sinopharm doses should be in our control,” the PM revealed. 

The Prime Minister said it is also hoped that another batch of Covid-19 vaccines are expected to arrive through the Covax Facility in July.