Browne Talks Cuban Covid-19 Vaccines with Ambassador

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By Sue-Ann Wayow

MINISTER of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs Dr Amery Browne is hopeful that Trinidad and Tobago may soon receive Covid-19 vaccines from Cuba.

These vaccines may be approved for pregnant women and children under the age of 12.


Dr Browne met with Cuban Ambassador Tania Diego Olite this week.

On Facebook, Dr Browne posted, “Ambassador Diego Olite provided me with updates on five Covid-19 vaccine candidates developed in Cuba and noted the successes thus far of the Soberana 2 vaccine, which reportedly achieved 91.2% efficacy in Phase 3 trials, and the Abdala vaccine, which reported an efficacy of 92.8% in late stage trials.

“It is also noteworthy that Cuban scientists are working on a protocol that could result in immunization against Covid-19 for pregnant women and for children under the age of 12.”

He added, “I again commended Cuba’s progress with its vaccine development programme and expressed the aspiration that T&T would be able to acquire vaccines from within the region once EUL (Emergency Use Listing) approved by the World Health Organization. Further updates would be provided as we maintain our good diplomatic relations.”



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