US Chargé D’affaires Shante Moore. AZPNews/Azlan Mohammed
ALTHOUGH Trinidad and Tobago is on the list of countries to receive Covid-19 vaccines from the United States, there is still uncertainty of exactly which type of vaccine, Government would receive.
The US Embassy on its Facebook page on Wednesday, sought to clarify information being asked by members of the public.
US Charge d’Affaires Shante Moore stated, “While the Biden-Harris Administration is still working out the logistical and regulatory issues of donating vaccines to countries around the world, and more details will soon be made available, we have already begun sharing vaccines. Our goal is to allocate 80million doses by the end of June.”
He continued, “While we do not know exactly which brand of vaccine T&T will receive, the first six million doses we donate to Latin America and the Caribbean will come from our Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. All of these vaccines are deemed safe and effective and have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration(FDA).”
Moore added that the US also planned to share the AstraZeneca vaccine doses once it receives FDA approval. He stated that vaccines will not be donated until approved for use by all.