Chaguanas receive less vaccine doses than needed quota

Trinidad and Tobago registers 185 new COVID-19 cases and 4 new deaths
Trinidad and Tobago registers 185 new COVID-19 cases and 4 new deaths

The number of the person out of the clinics have started decreasing, but the disappointment of the citizens is still at the same height as yesterday, only 50 doses of vaccines were administered to the Chaguanas District Health Centre.

As with other area clinics around the country, the Chaguanas facility turned away dozens of people over the age of 60 who were hopeful of receiving a first dose of the Sinopharm vaccine.

Attendants also informed the public that was gathered outside the clinic from the early 5:30 a.m. They announced that only 50 people would get vaccinated as the clinic has to also work on regular cases and have to vaccinate babies.

Now is assumed to understand the administration of vaccines to persons over 60 with surnames from F to J, and a representative at the Chaguanas Health Centre said yesterday the alphabet would be repeated for those who missed their turn at this round.

100 people were reported to have vaccine doses yesterday.

The first 50 were given numbers by 7 a.m. and divided into two groups of 25 each, with the first group seen at 1 p.m. and the second at 3 p.m.

While those that received their numbers and vaccine were grateful and high in praise for the staff at Chaguanas, those turned away were not happy.

The resident asked what happened to the system they said they would do, where they called clinic patients? Just do that then because nearly everybody here is in the dispensary.

The Health Minister said the choice to distribute 50 vaccines per clinic was taken after talks with the chief executive officers responsible for the respective facilities.

Health Minister Terrence Deyal Singh said that CEOs who were responsible for the health centers wanted to be comfortable with an amount across the board in order that the opposite services within the health centers could continue like child guidance, your NCD clinic, your psychological state clinic than on.