First leg of Supermarket Assoc. vaccine drive a success

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First leg of Supermarket Assoc. vaccine drive a success

Head of the Supermarket Association of T&T (SATT) Rajiv Diptee said his organisation had successfully inoculated 5,000 people since the programme commenced on June 7.

On the final day of the exercise on Monday, Diptee said “It has been tremendous so far. The SATT really are appreciative of the efforts of the Minister of Health in recognising the sector with the contribution of vaccines. We really feel that it’s something that’s been long overdue by the people in our sector. The vaccine acceptance has been on the uptick.”

Speaking to media, he said the association also set a controlled successful mass vaccination template.
“When we look at what happened last week at the health centres, people can reflect very kindly on this to feel the comfort of a very well-structured vaccination site. We have over 125 staff here and nothing less than 50 medical professionals here.”

He said the Centre Pointe Mall, Chaguanas will also be used to start the inoculation of 3,000 people tomorrow for the Diabetes Association of T&T and it will also be their base when they administer the second dose vaccinations next month.