By Sue-Ann Wayow
ALL Covid-19 vaccinated persons with either a first dose or second dose must have an official stamp on their immunization card.
If there is no signature or stamp, then the vaccination cannot be proven to be legitimate.
This is according to Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram.
Speaking at the virtual Ministry of Health’s Press conference on Monday, Dr Parasram advised persons who received immunization cards without stamps to request one at the location where the vaccine was taken.
A number of people reached out to AZPNews.com to complain that there immunization card was not given an official stamp after they received the Covid-19 vaccine.
Dr Parasram said, “At the immunization site that is giving out, there should be a stamp from the institution or from that physician assigned to that particular institution, for example and even in the private sector drives that we would have been doing, with TTMA (Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturing Association), they would have been using their stamps as physicians in some instances to stamp the immunization card. There should be a stamp on it whether it is from the public sector or the private sector.”
Parasram continued, “If you don’t have a stamp, then we don’t deem it legitimate. It should be stamped. Legitimacy and validation of any official documents usually accompanies a stamp and a signature so those things have to be there in order for it to of course be nationally or internationally utilised.”
He advised the public, “If you have gotten a card that is unstamped, please ask the persons at the centre to have it stamped please.”