33,600 of the 462,000 Covid-19 vaccines ordered through the COVAX mechanisms, are on the way.
According to the PAHO-WHO website tracker, it shows that 33,600 vaccines are on the way to Trinidad & Tobago.
The estimated time of arrival will be March 31st.
Meanwhile, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne applauded the arrival of over 2.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines procured through COVAX but warned that the virus is surging dangerously in many countries in the region.
Dr. Etienne said “the COVID-19 virus is not receding, nor is the pandemic starting to go away.
She warned in her weekly media briefing on Tuesday that “vaccines are coming but they are still several months away for most people in our region.”
Dr. Etienne urged people to continue to respect public health measures – masks, hand washing, and social distancing – especially during upcoming holidays.