There has been another seamless start to a day of the administration of covid19 vaccines in central Trinidad.
Newsday visited the Freeport Health Centre on Wednesday morning to get a firsthand look at the process.
From 6 am, patients with appointments began trickling in. Those without appointments were guided to make the necessary arrangements by phone and return on the given date.
Kumar Lall said, "I was unsure of the process and came to enquire about it. I was told I needed to make an appointment. The staff was friendly and assisted me with all my questions and concerns.
“The vaccine is very important and at this point in time there are no alternatives in fighting the virus.”
Another patient, who wished to remain anonymous, said while the vaccine was one way to assist against the covid19 virus, people still needed to be responsible.
She said, “It is sad to see people not wearing masks or adhering to the guidelines. We are irresponsible.”
Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said on Tuesday that the targeted daily vaccination rate was 1,000.
At the end of the first day of the programme on Tuesday, 1,053 people received the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Where to get vaccinatedPeople over 60 with non-communicable disesases are eligible in this phase.
There are 21 covid19 vaccine facilities throughout the country. They are:
South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA)
Couva District Health Facility
Freeport Health Centre
La Romaine Health Centre
Marabella Health Centre
Point Fortin Health Centre
Princes Town District Health Facility
Siparia District Health Facility
Ste Madeleine Health Centre.
Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA)
Cumana Outreach Centre
Mayaro District Health Facility
Rio Claro Health Centre
Sangre Grande Enhanced Health Centre.
North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA)
Arima District Health Facility
Chaguanas District Health Facility
La Horquetta Health Centre
St Joseph Enhanced Health Centre.
North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA)
Barataria Health Centre
Diego Martin Health Centre.
Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA)
Canaan/Bon Accord Health Centre
Roxborough Health Centre
Scarborough Health Centre.