Thirty people vaccinated in Chaguanas by noon

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By 11 am on Tuesday, 30 people had been vaccinated at the Chaguanas health centre and were being monitored for half an hour.

There were no long lines or crowds for the AstraZeneca covid19 vaccine.

Officials at the centre told Newsday the only issues were that those with appointments were arriving two hours early. This caused a small cluster in front of the building, but didn’t interfere with the process.

There has reportedly been a good turnout for the first day of the country’s vaccine rollout programme and officials expect more people to register for appointments later in the week.

The Chaguanas facility is one of 21 vaccination sites where the 33,600 doses are being given.

Newsday was also told none of the people who received the vaccine had adverse reactions in the first few minutes after the shot.

Patients sitting outside with clinic appointments were also invited to make appointments to get the vaccine.

Newsday noticed three seniors at the entrance enquiring about getting the vaccine. Another man who already had an appointment was being ushered into the North Central Regional Health Authority tent where the vaccines were being administered.

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