50 dose cap at COVID-19 vaccination centres

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    Citizens continue to be frustrated by the walk-in process for vaccines, as well as a decision to limit administration to 50 vaccines per centre, daily.

    103.1FM first learned of the 50 dose cap from a senior official attached to the TTPS Headquarters, however attempts to contact the Health Minister were unsuccessful.

    During an interview on Power 102FM, Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said the cap was implemented after consultation with the RHAs, to allow regular clinic activities to continue.

    Yesterday, following long lines and crowds on the first day for walk-ins, the Health Ministry said an alphabetical, surname process would be used for persons 60 and over.

    This morning however there were reports of long lines early in the day at a number of health centres.

    Some persons also complained about being turned away.

    103.1FM News was told by a senior official attached to the TTPS Headquarters, that today’s process was incident-free, and that officers did not have to intervene to disperse crowds.

    The official said a number of centres also completed vaccine administration by lunch time.