St. Maarten takes first jab against COVID-19. | SMN NEWS

covidvaccinesxm22022021PHILIPSBURG:— Nurse Claudette Rijff became the symbol of St. Maarten’s battle against the Coronavirus pandemic when she took the first official jab of the Covid-19 vaccine live on Facebook this morning. The vaccines were provided by the Government of the Netherlands as part of the kingdom-wide response to the pandemic.

Nurse Rijff works at the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation (WYCCF). She is among those front liners who have been keeping the virus at bay from some of the country’s most vulnerable – its elderly and differently-abled residents.

After receiving the jab in the muscle of her arm administered ...

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