Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort. Photo: mytobago.info
By Sue-Ann Wayow
THE Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort in Tobago will be used as vaccination site this weekend.
It will also be used for the administering of the second dose AstraZeneca vaccine.
This weekend, the Magdalena resort will be used to vaccinate persons in the construction and tourism sector only.
This according General Manager of Primary Care Services, Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA), Dr Roxanne Mitchell. She was speaking on Thursday at the Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development virtual media briefing.
She said that 1,500 Sinopharm vaccines were already available for the weekend’s vaccination drive and more vaccines will be arriving next week.
There were also 100 vials of AstraZeneca vaccines on the island to administer between 1,000-1,200 doses Dr Mitchell said.
Concerns were also raised for the second dose of the Sinopharm vaccine which was expected to be given at a three to four week interval.
Dr Mitchell gave the assurance that persons will be contacted by health officials to receive their shot as Tobago continues its vaccination drive via appointments only.
It is hoped that soon Tobago will have an average of 500 persons being vaccinated on a daily basis.
She said the Division did not want the mixing of the vaccines being administered as the island is presently rolling-out first doses of the Sinopharm vaccine hence the reason the Magdalena resort will be used exclusively to administer the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The Division’s Secretary Tracy Davidson-Celestine also advised the population not to go in a panic frenzy for the vaccine and that there will be enough for everyone.