Trinidad and Tobago: The Ministry of Health, in a media release, informed that it is planning to provide booster shots to the citizens who are fully vaccinated.
Ministry cited, “The MoH COVID-19 response continues to be proactive & ever-evolving in order to safeguard the population and prepare for any unforeseen eventualities”.
“The current stock of the COVID vaccines is deliberately in excess of the national requirement, given the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 mutant and the frequently emerging variants of concern,” the press release statement further noted.
The ministry asserted, so far, under the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive, a total of 690,625 doses of the vaccines have been accumulated, which includes the recent donations acquired by the island.
In the first week of November, Trinidad and Tobago received 151,200 jabs of Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine from the African Medical Supply and received 84,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine via the COVAX facility on November 27, 2021.
The health ministry will soon release the date from which the booster shots will be made available to the eligible citizens.
As per the COVID-19 update report, on November 30, 2021, the island confirmed 763 additional coronavirus cases, taking the toll of active infections to 10,840.
Twenty-four individuals scummed to the deadliest mutant in the past 24 hours. With this, so far, the island has witnessed a total of 2,158 deaths.
Since the pandemic started in the island country, it has recorded 71,361 total infections of the virus.
The vaccination data shows that around 645,135 individuals to date have been vaccinated by taking atleast one jab of the COVID-19 vaccine, whereas a total of 643,682 citizens have received two jabs of the vaccine and are now fully vaccinated against the deadliest virus.
Trinidad and Tobago has seen a quick hike in its daily COVID-19 infections, following which the government is now speeding up the vaccination drive.