Nurse Helena Peters administers the Covid-19 vaccine to Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh. Azlan Mohammed/AZP News
By Prior Beharry
HEALTH Minister Terrence Deyalsingh receives the Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday.
Just before 3pm at the St Joseph Enhanced Health Centre, District Visitor Helena Peters administered the first of the two-dose vaccine to Deyalsingh.
He joked afterwards that he was feeling stronger and faster.
Deyalsingh received the vaccine on the day when the rollout began at 21 centres throughout Trinidad and Tobago.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was supposed to receive the jab in Tobago but it has been revealed that has contracted Covid-19.
Deyalsingh said the contact tracing will be done with the prime minister as it is done with other cases.
He said that as at 2pm on Tuesday, 727 vaccines were administered in keeping with the mandate of 1,000 vaccines per day across the country.
Deyalsingh said, “I am pleasantly surprised at how things have gone and I want to thank everyone at the Ministry of Health and all the RHAs, barring one or two hiccups, things have gone remarkably well.”
He added that as at 2pm on Tuesday 727 vaccines were administered :
- North Central Regional Health Authority- 234;
- North West Regional Health Authority -63;
- South West Regional Health Authority -274;
- Eastern Regional Health Authority, – 72;
- Tobago- 84.
Deyalsingh said three more vaccination sites will be activated within the NWRHA within the next seven to ten days.
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