T&T: Secondary School students to be given priority for COVID vaccination

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that the secondary school students would be given priority for the use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines once the T&T government receives vaccine donations from the Government of the United States.

Trinidad and Tobago: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that the secondary school students would be given priority for the use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines once the T&T government receives vaccine donations from the Government of the United States.

Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago – Dr Keith Rowley, announced at a media conference held on Saturday 17th July, 2021.

PM added, “If T&T get the COVID-19 vaccine supply from the United States, the first call on those vaccines would be our high school-age population, which would put us in a good place to present them at school in September.”

Following the statement, he added that it would expand more of our population into the vaccinated zone and would decrease the risk of young people getting infected.

The Prime Minister also took the opportunity to encourage the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago to get their doses of the COVID-19 vaccines and become fully vaccinated in order to defeat the deadly mutant.

“vaccination in Trinidad and Tobago remains voluntary, and that the matter of making it mandatory is not before the cabinet,” the prime minister added.

However, PM Rowley stated that the government would act to protect the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.

Dr Rowley said, “if some time ahead of us a new virus or a variant of this virus or any kinds of infection assails this nation and is far more destructive than this one or the condition is more destructive than this one, then this Government like every other government in the world facing that condition will have to act.”

Minister of Health, the Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh also announced that additional mass vaccination sites would be made available to the people from next week. He further encouraged people to pre-register their appointments at any of the 109 Health Centers across the country.