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AZ Vaccine May Give Lifelong Protection from Covid-19

  By Chantalé Fletcher CHIEF Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram describes a new study on the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine as having lifelong protection from Covid-19 as good news. He was responding to a question from AZPNews.com at the ministry’s virtual presser on Wednesday. Dr Parasram said, “Initially when vaccines were utilised and manufactured, people were saying […]Read More

AZ 2nd Jab At 8th Not 12th Week

  ROLLOUT of the second jab of the AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine will take place eight weeks after the first dose and not closer to 12 weeks which would give a “slightly better effect.” This was revealed by Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram as the Ministry of Health virtual presser on Wednesday. He was responding […]Read More

No Sinopharm Vaccines For Pregnant Women… Despite WHO Saying It’s

    By Sue-Ann Wayow THE Sinopharm vaccine that Trinidad and Tobago will be administering soon to the population can be given to pregnant and lactating women according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). But the vaccines will not be given yet to those women in this country. It has a 79% efficacy against Covid-19. This […]Read More

How to Get the Covid-19 Vaccine in T&T

  By Prior Beharry ELIGIBLE persons will get the Covid-19 vaccine in 21 centres across Trinidad and Tobago from Tuesday (April 6). In the first phase of the rollout the two-dose Oxford AstreaZencea vaccine will be given to healthcare workers, people 60 years and over with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such a hypertension (high blood pressure) […]Read More

T&T See Rise in Covid-19 Cases in March

  By Prior Beharry SINCE the beginning of March there has been an upsurge in Covid-19 cases in Trinidad and Tobago. This was revealed by Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram at the virtual presser of the Ministry of Health on Monday. He said the rolling average for the past seven days was 10.28 cases. […]Read More

T&T in Talks with 5 Suppliers for Covid-19 Vaccines

  By Prior Beharry SINCE October 1, 2020, Trinidad and Tobago has been in bilateral talks with five suppliers for Covid-19 vaccines. These companies are Pfizer, Oxford-AstraZeneca; Sinopharm, Moderna and Sanofi. This according to Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram at the virtual presser of the Ministry of Health on Monday. He said the Health […]Read More

Gifted Covid Vaccines from Barbados to be Given to High-Risk

  THE 2,000 does of the Oxford Astra Zeneca Covid-19 vaccines from India that were given to Trinidad and Tobago by Barbados will be used to vaccinate high-risk healthcare workers. This was revealed by Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram speaking at the virtual media conference of the Ministry of Health on Monday. He said […]Read More

CMO Wants70% of T&T to Get Covid-19 Vaccine

THE Ministry of Health wants at least 70% of the population of Trinidad and Tobago to be given the Covid-19 vaccine. This according to the Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram at the virtual presser of the ministry on Monday. He said 70% would give proper heard immunity so that those who may not receive […]Read More

CMO: Ministry has List of People to Get Covid-19 Vaccine

  By Prior Beharry THE Ministry of Health has received from the National Insurance Property Development Company Limited (NIPDEC) the more than 80,000 people on the Chronic Disease Assistant Programme (CDAP). This according to Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Roshan Parasram speaking at the virtual presser of his ministry on Saturday. That list will be […]Read More

CMO: Schools Remain Closed Despite Children not Getting Covid Vaccine

  By Prior Beharry MOST vaccine trials do not involve children, but this does not mean that “down the line” they won’t be given the Covid-19 vaccine. This according to Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram at the virtual media conference of the Ministry of Health on Wednesday. The Pfizer/BioTech Covid-19 vaccine which has been […]Read More