Trinidad government commences COVID vaccination for students of 12 -18 years

The island of Trinidad and Tobago has started COVID-19 vaccination for students between the age group of 12 - 18 years. The Ministry of Education shared the information in a media release. 

Trinidad and Tobago: The island of Trinidad and Tobago has started COVID-19 vaccination for students between the age group of 12 – 18 years. The Ministry of Education shared the information in a media release. 

The Education Ministry, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, is organising the vaccination drive for the students in the primary and secondary schools, the media release informed. 

The citizens are advised to note the following points regarding students vaccination – 

  • A link would be provided to the parents early next week as an indication regarding their interest in getting their child vaccinated for the deadly COVID-19 mutant; also, they would be advised when the online link and the call centres are activated. 
  • For their child’s vaccination, parents/guardians are required to choose the venue, date, and time. 
  • Further, an appointment would be automatically generated upon the completion of the online form. 
  • Parents/guardians must accompany their children to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • Parents or guardians are required to walk in the vaccination centres with a form of identification, proof of relationship with the child, and an electronic birth certificate of the child/ward for age verification. 
  • Persons authorised by the Parents to accompany the children must walk into the vaccination centre with a letter of authorisation signed by parents and a copy of the parent’s proof identification as well as their own form of identification. 

The Ministry has also informed that the link cannot be used for the scheduling of the vaccination appointment for the parents or any other family member who are above 18 years old. 

In addition, the Ministry of Youth Development and National Service announced that it has collaborated with Generation Unlimited to transform the lives of the 550,000 plus young people across Trinidad and Tobago by providing them with access to training and to equip them with the requisite skill-set to unearth their entrepreneurial capacity and stand out before future employers.