Today, the NWRHA began administering 2nd doses of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine.
This will continue over the weekend as well (Saturday and Sunday) at the Barataria, Morvant, Carenage and Diego Martin Health Centres.
Like Astra Zeneca, Sinopharm is a two dose vaccine.
However, while the WHO recommends an interval of eight to twelve weeks between Astra Zeneca doses, the time between Sinopharm doses is just three to four weeks.
Persons are required to visit the same facility where their 1st dose was administered, on the date indicated on their immunization card and at the same time as their initial vaccine.
The NWRHA also reiterates that this arrangement ONLY applies to those who are due for their 2nd Sinopharm dose.
The NWRHA urges all persons to comply with this advisory. For any further information or clarification, kindly contact 868-493-2838.