The current laws in Trinidad and Tobago do not allow for pharmacies to administer the Covid-19 vaccines.
This information is according to the Minister of Health, Terrence Deyalsingh, who told the Power Breakfast Show on Power 102 Digital Monday the constitution indicates vaccines have to be given under medical supervision.
Minister Deyalsingh said a pharmacy that wants to give out vaccines must have a doctor on site.
Mr Deyalsingh said this requirement is logistical difficult because of Trinidad and Tobago’s legal frame work.
Mr Deyalsingh said the aim is to get the legislation amended to accommodate such provisions.
At present Mr. Deyalsingh said pharmacists have been trained to administer vaccines which are being carried out at mass vaccination sites.