Healthcare professionals in Tobago who received the Oxford- AstraZeneca Covid19 vaccine have not had any adverse reactions…at least none so far.
The first batch of 200 AstraZeneca vaccines arrived in Tobago on February 18, targeting 100 healthcare professionals.
Secretary for Health, Wellness and Family Development Tracy Davidson-Celestine said “From those persons who have accessed the vaccines there has so far been no significant side effects.”
Davidson-Celestine reported that 34 frontline staff members have already been vaccinated and the second batch of healthcare professionals are expected to receive their shots this weekend.
The second batch of vaccines will cater to people with non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension and those over 60.
The Tobago Regional Health Authority will monitor healthcare workers and others who are to receive the vaccine for allergic reactions and other conditions.
The TRHA has the capacity to monitor at least 50 people a day for side effects.