Vaccinating T&T: 16,000+ first doses administered within a day

    Photo: Minister Terrence Deyalsingh greets a driver at the Mass Vaccination site in Wallerfield. Photo by the NCRHA

    More than 16,000 first-dose vaccinations were administered within a 24 hour period up to 4pm on Wednesday.

    The Ministry of Health’s COVID update for Wednesday showed that 279,335 first doses have now been administered locally, up from 262,976 the previous day.

    This means 16,359 first doses were handed out during the reporting periods, and moving up to the Ministry’s target of between 20,000 to 25,000 per day, as announced by the Minister of Health recently.

    Today, a mass vaccination site at the Wallerfield racing ground began, adding to the newly opened sites including at NAPA in Port of Spain, at the UWI Inn and Conference Centre in St. Augustine and at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

    Other previously established mass vaccination sites are also in operation including at the Divali Nagar and more, while health centres are also administering vaccines.

    Meanwhile 1,038 second doses were administered in that 24 hour period between Tuesday and Wednesday’s COVID report, taking the total number of persons in Trinidad to receive two vaccines locally to 174,992.

    The statistics provided by the Ministry of Health refers to the vaccines acquired by the T&T and administered locally, and it does not take into consideration the number of persons who would have been fully vaccinated abroad and now have returned to the country.