Second tranche of 304,200 Pzifer vaccines arrives in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago had received a donation of additional 304,200 doses of the Pzifer COVID-19 vaccine by the United States on Wednesday, boosting its COVID-19 response. 

Trinidad and Tobago had received a donation of additional 304,200 doses of the Pzifer COVID-19 vaccine by the United States on Wednesday, boosting its COVID-19 response. 

This was the second tranche out of a total of 907,920 that has been allotted to donate to the Caribbean island. 

The information was shared by the People’s National Movement party on their official page while appreciating the Joe Biden administration for this gift of the vaccines. 

While the United States Chargé d’ Affaires Shante Moore cited, “The United States is proud to be donating free COVID-19 vaccines to Trinidad and Tobago, which puts us in a better position to get out of this contagious pandemic”. 

He furthermore encouraged the citizens of the island to come forward and their jabs of the COVID-19 vaccines.  

The United States government has pledged to assist the needy nations in the world in their fight against COVID-19. To date, the government of the United States to more than 280 million free vaccines to nearly around 110 countries. 

After the new COVID-19 variant ‘ Omicron’ had been found, Joe Biden accelerated the donation to nations around the globe. 

The COVID-19 vaccination rate in the island: 

Till December 8, 2021, the Caribbean island has vaccinated 650,916 individuals atleast with one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the data shared by the Ministry of Health in its recent report. 

On the other hand, a total of 651,135 individuals on the island are vaccinated by taking their required number of the WHO-approved jabs and are now fully inoculated against the contagious virus. 

While the island is currently witnessing a massive hike in the daily COVID-19 cases and death rate. 

So far, a total of 2,320 individuals have lost their lives to the deadliest virus, and since the start of the pandemic, T&T has recorded 77,482 confirmed infections in total.