Once the Covid19 vaccine is available, “Any human being in Trinidad and Tobago may be offered the vaccine free of charge, whether you are a citizen, a national, a Caricom national, a migrant, a diplomat, any human being in Trinidad and Tobago.”
So says Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh.
He said in June 2019, Cabinet agreed to the provision of health care to non-nationals in Trinidad and Tobago.
He reminded that under the Covax facility, TT would receive vaccines approved by the World Health Organization. And although the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for emergency use in the United States, UK, Canada, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, no covid19 vaccine has been approved by WHO.
Deyalsingh, when asked about side effects, said “Every single drug has side effects. From aspirin to paracetamol could damage your liver but because of the heightened concern about vaccines, I don’t want the public to zero in on the one or two reported side effects and lose sight of the good that vaccines do.”