No priority access of vaccines for elite athletes

No priority access of vaccines for elite athletes

Minister of Sport and Community Development Shamfa Cudjoe, said as it stands currently, Trinidad and Tobago’s athletes will not be afforded any preferential treatment with regard to the Covid19 vaccines.

Speaking to media Tuesday on the topic of athletes preparing for the Olympics or other international events, Cudjoe said the vaccination of our elite athletes “really is a matter that have to be dealt with from the advice of the CMO (Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram).”
Cudjoe added “The Government intends to get the high-risk people vaccinated, and as it relates to anybody else, that will have to be taken up by the CMO.”

She said her Ministry does not allocate any vaccines…”All vaccines, and how we’re going to do vaccinations, is being managed by the CMO.”

The TT men’s football team will resume 2022 FIFA World Cup Concacaf Zone qualifiers in June, and the rescheduled Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan are carded to take place from July 23-August 8.