Minister of Health Terrance Deyalsingh is thanking the public for their initial response to the COVID-19 and Influenza vaccination drive that began on January 6.
In a release yesterday, the ministry said over 2,000 vaccines were administered across all locations in the four regional health authorities in Trinidad.
During the launch of the vaccination drive at the Trincity Mall Atrium last Friday, Minister Deyalsingh urged the public to get vaccinated given the influx of visitors expected for the upcoming Carnival season.
Deyalsingh also encouraged the elderly and immunocompromised to get vaccinated or boosted, as vaccines can provide additional protection against serious illness caused by either COVID-19 or the Influenza virus.
The vaccination drive seeks to reach and encourage persons who have never received a primary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to get vaccinated and persons who have received the COVID-19 vaccine to get a booster dose. Persons are also encouraged to get their Influenza vaccine at the nearest mass vaccination site or at any health centre across the country.
The vaccination drive continues every Friday and Saturday at various selected locations until February 4, 2023. Citizens can also get shots at their various regional health centres.