The Ministry of Health is hoping to have a vaccination site for the Pfizer vaccine operational in the Debe area by Wednesday.
Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh, speaking at Saturday’s MoH media briefing said, “As we begin to rationalise our resources, especially in deep south, there’s going to be a rotational basis. The Penal site is up and we hope to have a Debe site that’s up as early as next week.”
This follows a call by Oropouche East MP, Dr Roodal Moonilal, who said children in the Debe/Penal/Barrackpore areas were at a disadvantage with the present allocation of vaccination sites.
Deyalsingh said there about 19 vaccination sites under the Ministry of Education with more sites being added on accordingly.
He said the Ministry of Health along the Ministry of Education have vaccinated at least 10,759 out of around 90,000 persons from 12 to 18 years old or 12% of the school-aged population since their vaccination began on Wednesday.
Deyalsingh said, “Over the three days we would have averaged about 3,586 per day and six of those outside of those first dose, we would have administered six of those second doses of Pfizer to children who would have returned to these shores who received those Pfizer shots abroad.”