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T&T Late to Order COVID Vaccines From India

(Trinidad Guardian) Trinidad and Tobago is among the Caribbean countries late to order COVID-19 vaccines.

T&T waited until the Indian-made vaccine received World Health Organisation (WHO) approval before reaching out for vaccination donations.

The Serum Institute in India received that accreditation in mid-February.

In an exchange with Guardian Media yesterday, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley sought to clarify why T&T was behind countries like Barbados, Guyana and Dominica with regards to the roll-out of the vaccine.

On Wednesday before the media event to start the rollout of the vaccinations, Guardian Media messaged Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh asking about the 2,000 vaccines from Barbados and whether there were any purchase orders for the rest of the orders.

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