T&T receives 800,000 COVID-19 Sinopharm vaccines

The Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago has received 800,000 doses of the WHO- World Health Organisation approved Sinopharm vaccines from the Beijing Institute of Biological Products Co. Limited on 13 July 2021.

Trinidad and Tobago: The Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago has received 800,000 doses of the WHO- World Health Organisation approved Sinopharm vaccines from the Beijing Institute of Biological Products Co. Limited on 13 July 2021.

These COVID-19 vaccines were purchased by the government of Trinidad and Tobago, which would boost the national COVID-19 vaccination drive of the island.

The government in a press release statement, informed that two doses of the Sinopharm novel coronavirus vaccines are required for protection against the contagious COVID-19 virus. The statement by the PNM government noted that with the arrival of these COVID-19 vaccines, the Caribbean island would be able to fully vaccinate its 400,000 population in the upcoming months.

“While the novel coronavirus vaccines would expire on 8 June 2023, plans are underway to administer these COVID-19 vaccines to key categories of people in the population, in the shortest time frame which would allow for efficient deployment,” the press release statement further noted.

The Health Minister of Trinidad and Tobago – Terrence DeyalSingh, Senator Dr Amery Browne – the Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs and Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Trinidad and Tobago – Fang Qiu, were present during the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines at the Piarco International Airport at 12:21 pm on 13 July 2021.

Following the statement, the government of the Caribbean island has urged its citizens to follow the COVID-19 health protocols and get themselves vaccinated as soon as possible against the deadly COVID-19 virus.

Additionally, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago – Dr Keith Rowley, has taken his first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine on 13 July 2021. The prime minister received his first dose of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine at the Diego Martin Health Centre.

The island has reported 224 new cases of the COVID-19 mutant on 13 July 2021, taking the total number of active cases to 5,881, while a total of 28,213 individuals have been recovered from the contagious COVID-19 virus. A total of 952 patients have died on the Caribbean island.