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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

Commentary: Vaccine Fear

  IN the rush to vaccinate citizens who are 60 years and over with the Covid-19 vaccines from the COVAX facility expiring on May 31, citizens are skeptical. They are concerned whether it could be trusted to be safe especially when on the verge of taking the vaccine the prime minister tested positive for Covid-19. […]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 Covid-19 Vaccines Expire Before 2nd Dose

  By Prior Beharry THE 33,600 Covid-19 vaccines Trinidad and Tobago received from the COVAX facility will expire on May 31, 2021. This is before the second doses are to be administered. T&T received the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine on Tuesday. Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said rollout will begin on Tuesday (April 6, 2021) with an […]Read More

T&T Can Store 1.4 Million Vaccines

  By Prior Beharry TRINIDAD and Tobago can store 1.4 million doses of vaccines. This was revealed by Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh at the virtual presser of his ministry on Monday. He said there was a stratified policy to deal with vaccination for Covid-19. And storage was part of this policy. The minister said […]Read More

T&T gets 100,800 Covid-19 Vaccines from COVAX

  By Prior Beharry TRINIDAD and Tobago will receive 100,800 doses of the Oxford AstraSeneca Covid-19 vaccine in the first tranche from the COVAX facility. Speaking at the virtual presser on Saturday, Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh said it would cost US$504,000 but T&T will pay US$343,162 after a US $160,838 contribution from Caribbean Public […]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

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

T&T Still to Give Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine to Elderly… Despite

  By Prior Beharry DESPITE some European countries not recommending the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for their elderly populations, Trinidad and Tobago will give it to people over 60 years. T&T is expected to get its first set of Covid-19 vaccines (Oxford AstraZeneca) about 120,000 from the COVAX facility in March. Questioned about concerns from […]Read More