Receiving vaccine promotes the common good
March 16, 2021
5th Sunday of Lent (B)
March 16, 2021

‘Don’t be afraid, take the vaccine’

Bishop Robert Llanos


Bishop Robert Llanos of St John’s-Basseterre is encouraging all to receive the COVID-19 vaccine because it is the “morally and ethically correct thing to do.”

“When you take your vaccine, you are helping the whole community, the society and the nation. You are not only taking care of yourself, but you are taking care of others. So, don’t be afraid, take your vaccine as you see me doing right now,” the bishop said in a brief video clip shared with Catholic News.

Bishop Llanos was seen sitting in a “beautiful setting” surrounded with “very competent nurses.” “We are taking our vaccines and I will like to encourage all of you to do the same,” he ended.

The Ministry of Health and The Environment, Antigua and Barbuda, via their Facebook page on March 11 said that 1,909 COVID-19 vaccines were administered since the last update, bringing the total number of individuals vaccinated to 19,882.