STAFF at the Couva District Health Facility said from around 6 am, there were already dozens of senior citizens on the compound to get vaccinated for the covid19 virus.
TT’s vaccination rollout programme began on Tuesday with 33,600 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from Covax.
This supply will see the continuation of the vaccination of frontline medical workers and will kickstart the vaccination of those 60 and older with non-communicable diseases (NCD) who attend public health clinics.
Members of the public in the same category can make appointments to be vaccinated on non-clinic days, either online or by calling the respective hotline.
Newsday visited the facility on Tuesday afternoon and was told the people in charge of vaccinations were on a break for lunch.
There were no people waiting to be vaccinated at the time.
One worker said, "It had around four times the number of people here now from since around 6 am and then more and more kept coming to get vaccinated. It was packed."
The other South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) facilities at which people can get vaccinated are the health centres at Freeport, La Romaine, Marabella, Point Fortin, Ste Madeleine and the district health facilities at Princes Town and Siparia.