T&T: Local government officials & workers get COVID vaccine

During the current COVID-19 vaccination drive going on in Trinidad and Tobago, more than 6,000 local government workers and officials are near to get fully vaccinated as they receive their shots.

Trinidad and Tobago: During the current COVID-19 vaccination drive going on in Trinidad and Tobago, more than 6,000 local government workers and officials are near to get fully vaccinated as they receive their shots.

According to the press release statement of the Ministry of Rural Development and Local government, many local government officials have received their doses of the COVID-19 vaccine during the rollout of the second phase of the – National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme for the essential frontline workers.

On vaccination of the local government officials and workers, Senator Kazim Hosein – the Minister of Rural Development and Local government, asserted that “It’s important that essential workers within the corporations are vaccinated against the virus.”

The minister further thanked the health minister of Trinidad and Tobago and stated, “I am very grateful that our essential workers within Local government throughout the 14 municipalities would-be recipients of these COVID-19 vaccines, so that they can continue to guarantee safety and security to all the citizens across our beloved country.”

According to the statistics, till 25 May 2021, there are a total of 72,120 individuals who have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is 5.2% of the population of Trinidad and Tobago.

As of 25 May 2021, a total of 1,179 individuals have received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and are now fully vaccinated, which is 0.1% of the population of T&T.

Since the pandemic started, there are a total of 20,879 COVID-19 cases on the island, out of which a total of 12,027 people have been recovered from the COVID-19 mutant and are discharged now.

According to the statistics, so far, the death rate of the island is 408 because of the deadly virus.

A few days back, the island had received around 9,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from Bermuda.