Did President Weekes Get a 3rd Covid-19 Shot?

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By Sue-Ann Wayow

Did President Paula-Mae Weekes receives a third shot of the Covid-19 vaccine?

This is the question being posed after photo with President Weekes at a hospital in New York was shared on Facebook on Tuesday.

President Paula-Mae Weekes. Photo: Facebook/NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County

Kings County Hospital in New York posted a picture of the president on social media along with hospital staff.

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The hospital posted, “@KingsCountyHosp welcomed the President of Trinidad and Tobago,Paula-Mae Weekes into our doors to receive the #COVID19 vaccine. Our hospital leadership team greeted President Weekes & company while she waited for her vaccine. Get vaccinated today!”

The brand of vaccine was not specified.

President Weekes is already fully vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine having received her second dose on June 7.


A third shot of the vaccine is not being recommended yet by health officials in Trinidad and Tobago.

Spokesperson for the Office of the President Cheryl Lala told AZPNews.com on Wednesday she could not confirm that Weekes received a third shot  but a statement will be issued on the subject.

At a Ministry of Health’s  press conference a few weeks ago, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Virology Professor Christine Carrington said no one could say if and when another booster shot of the Covid-19 vaccine will be required in approximately nine months to a year after a person is fully vaccinated. She added that the World Health Organization (WHO) was not yet recommending booster shots.

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