Due to new changes regarding mass vaccination walk-in drive against COVID-19 made by the government. It resulted in fewer people, more minor disorder and less confusion outside the several vaccination sites in South Trinidad than on regular days. 10 people lined up for their first dose of the Sinopharm vaccine at Marabella Health Centre
Bain-Charles said that they got numbers 16 and 19. They came yesterday at 6 am and did not get through because of the large number of people. The process was smooth inside. At their ages, if they might get the virus, they could die faster.
The first day of this drive was Wednesday on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis for people 60 and over with or without non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and other people under 60 with NCDs. People are waiting outside the Marabella Health Centre on Thursday morning. Those now eligible are people 60 and over.
The process has been updated by the Health Minister of Trinidad and Tobago that the vaccination with being given to the people according to the alphabetical orders of the surname on Thursday between A-E, Friday from F-J, K-O on Monday, P-T on Tuesday, U between Z on Wednesday.
Christopher said that the line reached the police station. More than 80 got numbers. Then around 8 am, the announcement made that they would only be dealing with 50 for the day.
Steve Rasheed Ali said health officials were allowing people within in batches. Ali said that he planned to travel abroad as soon as the borders are opened.
A couple, who are in their 30, opposed that they visited the site on Wednesday and, owing to the crowd, did not get through.
The woman who did not give her name that then they were telling them the vaccines were for people 60 or more. They also told them that they have a limited supply of 50 for the day.