The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government received eight hundred (800) doses of the AstraZeneca vaccination for officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Municipal Police Service (TTMPS).
Many of the TTMPS officers already received their first dose when the Ministry of Health vaccinated frontline workers, however other officers will now be able to receive the inoculation.
This initiative was coordinated by the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government.
Minister of Rural Development and Local Government Kazim Hosein expressed his contentment in having the full force of the Municipal Police Service vaccinated as well as members of staff with high exposure risk at the Ministry and within the Municipal Corporations saying, “I would like to especially thank my colleague, Minister of Health the Honourable Terrence Deyalsingh as well as all frontline workers for their continued dedication to service during this dreadful pandemic. I am also very grateful that our essential workers are recipients of these vaccines so that they can continue to ensure safety and security to all citizens across our beloved country.”
He further added, “We must all adhere to the guidelines of the Ministry of Health – Wear your mask, wash your hands and watch your distance. We are in this fight together and we will overcome this together.” In the upcoming week, on designated days, many local
government personnel will receive the jab as advised by the Minister of Health.
Many local government practitioners have been recipients of the first dose of the vaccine