The Ministry of Health announced that it will increase the rate of its rollout of covid19 vaccine deliveries, so that the exercise of vaccinating eligible people with existing appointments would be completed in a week.
In a release the ministry said it will increase its vaccination capacity by activating two new vaccination locations, at the Paddock, Queen’s Park Savannah and the National Racquet Centre in Tacarigua.
The release said to date, approximately 20,000 people in Trinidad and Tobago have received the AstraZeneca vaccine.
"Vaccine acceptance levels within the groups of eligible persons continue to be demonstrated by the high number of people who have already made covid19 vaccine appointments,” it added.
The ministry said while no new appointments would be given, people with non-communicable diseases and those who are 60 and older may contact the centres.
The required quantity of vaccines will be held to administer the second dose.
The ministry saidpregnant and breastfeeding women, people under 18 and people with a history of severe reactions to a component in the vaccines should not take it.
On vaccination day, people should have a good meal or non-alcoholic beverage, wear clothing with easy access to the shoulder or upper arm and should bring a valid form of ID, an immunisation card and a clinic card with them when they come to be vaccinated.