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Where to Get Free Influenza Vaccine in T&T from Tuesday

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The Ministry of Health will begin providing the new influenza (flu) vaccine to the public from next Tuesday.

In a release on Saturday, it stated, “A high flu vaccine uptake by the public will help to reduce the demand for public health resources to treat flu related complications. Thus, these resources can be used to treat Covid-19 patients.”

People who are at highest risk of getting very ill from the flu are encouraged to get the new flu vaccine. Persons in the high-risk group include:

  • Children aged 6 months to 5 years
  • Adults 60 years of age and over
  • Pregnant women
  • Persons suffering from Non Communicable Diseases – NCDs (e.g. Diabetes,nHypertension, Heart Disease)
  • Persons with compromised immune systems (e.g. persons with Lupus, cancer patients)
  • Persons with chronic respiratory illnesses (e.g. Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Members of the National Security Forces and Customs and Immigration Division
  • Healthcare workers

In Trinidad, while the flu vaccine will be available at all Health Centres, the Centres listed from Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm:

Arima Health Centre Oropouche Health Centre
Barataria Health Centre Palo Seco Health Centre
Carenage Health Centre Point Fortin Health Centre
Claxton Bay Health Centre Rio Claro Health Centre
Couva District Health Facility Roy Joseph Health Centre
Cumuto Health Centre San Juan Health Centre
Cunupia Health Centre Sangre Grande (Old) Health Centre
Freeport Health Centre St. Helena Health Centre
La Brea Health Centre St. Joseph Enhanced Health Centre
Mathura Health Centre St. Madeline Health Centre
Mayaro District Health Facility Williamsville Health Centre
  Woodbrook Health Centre

 

 

 

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