Four hundred of the 2,000 vaccines gifted to T&T from Barbados have already been administered between Wednesday and Friday in Trinidad.
Each person is expected to receive two shots. The second batch of 600 people is expected to be inoculated within the next few days.
Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh, speaking at the Ministry's COVID-19 update on Saturday gave that information.
"So the total figure vaccinated from Wednesday to yesterday afternoon is 400. That's a lot and let me give you the breakdown," he said.
He said that on Wednesday, they administered 120, on Thursday they administered 96 and on Friday, they administered 76.
"So the facilities under the care of the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) which is responsible for Arima, Caura and Couva and we also brought in some people from Augustus Long, in those three days was 292," he said.
Deyalsingh said that the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) started its vaccination programme for "the most front-line of the front-line." And they did 108, he said.
On the Tobago Regional Health Authority's vaccinations, he said "They would have received 200 doses which would go to the first 100 of their most front-line workers." Those were administered on Saturday.
Deyalsingh said he was very pleased with the numbers as it spoke of the high degree of vaccine acceptance among the healthcare population.
"These numbers are very encouraging," he said.
Deyalsingh said that after the administering of the the second 600, there would be no more vaccinations from this batch for the next eight to 12 weeks until they have to get their second shot.
In preparation for the COVAX vaccines, the ministry has created 20 inoculation sites; three under the TRHA and the ERHA and seven each at the SWRHA and the NWRHA.
"When the COVAX shipment arrives, we will be going down deeper into our health care workers," he said.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram said that the second booster shot must be given between eight and 12 weeks and the ministry intended to stick to that time-frame between the first and second shots but will try to get closer to the 12-week interval.
Vaccinations are strictly voluntary and the State cannot force someone to take the vaccine.
Parasram confirmed that one elderly male patient has died from COVID-19 taking that tally to 139.