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780M Vaccines Globally But Covid-19 Still Spreads

  By Sue-Ann Wayow MORE than 780 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered globally but yet still there is no sign of a reduction in the spread of the deadly virus. On Monday, at a press conference, World Health Organisation (WHO) head Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus said the virus cases and deaths were still increasing at […]Read More

Watch: Nurse Prevatt-Gomez is First to Get Covid Vaccine in

  By Prior Beharry AT just around 2.30 pm on February 17, 2021, Keisha Prevatt-Gomez, a nurse at the Infection, Prevention and Control Department of the Caura Hospital, became the first person in Trinidad and Tobago to receive a Covid-19 vaccine. She was administered it by the Manager of the Expanded Immunization Programme in the […]Read More

First Covid-19 Vaccines to be Given in T&T Wednesday

  FRONTLINE healthcare workers will be the first to receive the Covid-19 vaccine in Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday. This comes after the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday approved two version of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use. Last week Trinidad and Tobago received 2,000 AstraZeneca vaccines from Barbados as a donation and […]Read More

T&T to Get 120,000 Covid-19 Vaccines from COVAX in March

  By Prior Beharry TRINIDAD and Tobago will receive about 120,000 does of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from the COVAX facility. And these vaccines are expected to be delivered in March. This was revealed by Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh on Saturday evening during the Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association (TTMA) Virtual Presidential Inauguration and […]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

The Stories of 2 Trinis Who Took the Covid-19 Vaccine

  By Sue-Ann Wayow HERE is the stories of two Trinidad and Tobago nationals – medical doctor and a first emergency responder – who were administered the vaccine in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) respectively. And they are encouraging others to not be afraid of the jab. In the UK, Dr […]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

Consult Your Doctor Before you Get the Covid Vaccine

  By Prior Beharry CHIEF Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram says you should consult your doctor before you get the Covid-19 vaccine. This is especially for people who suffer from severe allergies. “Normally your physician will determine if you can and cannot take a vaccine,” Dr Parasram said in answer to a question from […]Read More

CMO: Safeguards in Place for Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout in T&T

  By Prior Beharry DOCTORS and nurses in Trinidad and Tobago will be trained to ask probing questions about a patent’s allergy history when the Covid-19 vaccine is being administered. This according to Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram during the virtual presser of the Ministry of Health on Saturday. He was responding to a […]Read More

Dr Hinds Advises Caution as World Hears About Effective Covid

By Prior Beharry WHILE Trinidad and Tobago is excited with reports of an effective vaccine to fight Covid-19, there must still be caution. This was the advice given by Technical Director in the Epidemiology Division at the Ministry of Health Dr Avery Hinds at the virtual presser on Monday. He said, “It is a very […]Read More