Nurses Association concerned with efficacy of AstraZeneca vaccine

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Nurses Association concerned with efficacy of AstraZeneca vaccine

The Nurses Association says while it is happy that many of its members are receiving the Astra Zeneca vaccine they still have some concerns.
This is according to its President Idi Stuart who spoke with News Power Now this morning.

Yesterday Nurse Keisha Prevatt- Gomes of the Caura Hospital was the first recipient of the COVID-19 vaccine in Trinidad and Tobago.
She received the jab as the Health Ministry began the rollout of the vaccine yesterday with frontline health care workers at the COVID facilities in the North Central Regional Health Authority first in line.

The exercise took place at the Couva Multi-Training Facility yesterday afternoon with staff from the Arima Hospital, Caura Hospital, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Couva Hospital Facility, and step down facilities throughout the region, receiving the vaccine.
Ms Prevatt- Gomes told News Power Now that the shot itself was painless.

Speaking with the media, she said she was happy to take the vaccine along with her colleagues as T&T moves towards putting an end to this pandemic.

Idi Stuart told our newsroom this morning that while there are no concerns with the safety of the vaccine he is concerned with its efficacy.

He said they are also keeping an eye on the new variants of the virus.

He said the good news is that the AstraZeneca vaccine does not prevent its users from accessing another vaccine later.

Courtesy Power 102fm