(Trinidad Guardian) Shortly after receiving a donation of over 300,000 Pfizer vaccines from the US yesterday morning, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh was optimistic local authorities may be able to start vaccinating students from as early as next week.
Addressing reporters at the Piarco International Airport after taking charge of the 305,370 vaccines around 8 am, Deyalsingh said once the vaccines are prepared for use, they must be utilised within 30 days.
This is the largest vaccine donation Trinidad and Tobago has received since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Deyalsingh said he was scheduled to meet with Ministry of Education officials yesterday to discuss how soon they can begin administering the vaccines to students.
“If all goes well, we want to start administering the vaccines next week. Early next week, but we have to pre-plan.”
He said alternative sites may have to be used for student vaccinations, in order to ensure the process goes smoothly.