With no word yet on when the Caribbean will begin receiving its allocation of Covid19 vaccines through the Covax facility, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh has revealed that this country has been looking at alternatives.
Speaking in the Senate yesterday, Deyalsingh said “The ministry has been aggressively pursuing three options.”
He said TT has had bilateral talks with vaccine manufacturers including Pfizer, Oxford-Astra Zeneca, Sinopharm, Moderna and Sanofi.
He said “The officials of Covax have indicated that the allocation of vaccines to each country should be completed by January 31, 2021, which is a few days away. Thereafter the purchasing and distribution of vaccines would then be finalised.”
Deyalsingh also revealed that at the start of January, Caricom came up with an initiative where TT is a registered purchaser of vaccines.
He assured that his ministry has been working since July 2019 to expedite the delivery of approved vaccines into TT.