President of the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago (AmChamTT), said this country needs a clear and coherently articulated vaccination plan.
Patricia Ghany, speaking at the chamber’s Economic Outlook Forum for 2021 on Thursday, warned “It is likely that Trinbagonians may go from being stuck abroad to stuck on an island without widespread vaccination,” effectively cutting off Trinidad and Tobago from developed countries with wider access to the vaccines.
“While certainty will be elusive for several months,” she said, “the country does need a clear and coherently articulated vaccination plan.”
She said “With the confirmation of just 25,000 full doses of the vaccine and no clarity around orders of additional doses, TT is on track to be one of the last countries on the planet for full re-opening.
“We must move swiftly to secure additional doses of the vaccines – Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca-Oxford – and have a plan to ensure that the majority of the population is vaccinated in the shortest possible time, ideally by the middle of the year at latest.”