A virtual symposium held by the Health Ministry on international concerns over the connection between certain covid19 vaccines and unusual blood clots associated with low blood platelet counts decided further discussions were warranted.
In a release, the ministry said, “While Vaccine Induced Prothrombotic Immune Thrombocytopenia (VIPT) is rare, the possible link between this syndrome and the administration of certain covid19 vaccines has impacted the covid19 vaccination policy in some international territories. It is anticipated that discussions arising out of the symposium will lead to a consensus on future policies related to the administration of the covid19 vaccine.”
Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh, in his opening remarks, expressed his gratitude to all participants for agreeing to contribute their expertise and time to examine what he described as a matter of national concern.
The symposium was held on Friday among representatives from the ministry, the Pan American Health Organization, all regional health authorities, the Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association, obstetrician-gynaecologists from the private sector, and UWI.