Covid-19 Vaccination Drive Resumes Friday

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THE Ministry of Health will relaunch its Covid-19 vaccination drive for the public in popular shopping spots starting on Friday.

A release from the ministry on Monday stated that the relaunch will occur on Fridays and Saturdays until February 4 at 12 locations throughout the country.

Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh said protecting the public remained a priority and therefore, the relaunch was to ensure the public had access to vaccines to build their defence against Covid-19 and the influenza virus. 

With the impending Carnival season and the expected influx of visitors, the public is being encouraged to get vaccinated.

The ministry stated, “The vaccination drive will seek to reach and encourage persons who have never received a primary dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, to get vaccinated and persons who have received the Covid-19 vaccine to get a booster dose. The influenza season began in October, therefore, persons are encouraged to get their influenza vaccine at the nearest mass vaccination site or at any health centre across the country.”

Immunocompromised persons and the elderly are also encouraged to get vaccinated and boosted due to pre-existing comorbidities and waning immunity.

The public is reminded that both the Johnson & Johnson and the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines are acceptable for use as a booster dose for all EUL-approved vaccines.
The public is also being advised that they should allow two  weeks between the receipt of the Covid-19 vaccine and the influenza vaccine.

The vaccination sites will operate from January 6 to February 4 from 10 am to 5 pm.

List of vaccination sites:

  • Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA) – S&S Supermarket, Rio Claro, Xtra Foods, Sangre Grande

  • North-West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) – Starlite Shopping Plaza, Petit Valley, Long Circular Mall, Port of Spain, The Falls at West Mall, Port of Spain

  • North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) – DSM Plaza, Chaguanas, PriceSmart Chaguanas, PriceSmart Mausica, Trincity Mall

  • South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) – Gulf City Mall, San Fernando, C3 Centre, San Fernando


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