The North West Regional Health Authority is set to double the number of COVID-19 vaccination sites in its jurisdiction.
This has become necessary due to the high demand for vaccines since the national COVID-19 vaccination drive rolled out one week ago on April 6.
At the moment, shots are being administered at the Barataria and Diego Martin Health Centres for the NWRHA.
According to NWRHA CEO Salisha Baksh, many persons have come forward for their shots, as was evidenced by a mass vaccination event held this past weekend.
Baksh said 299 people visited the Barataria Health Centre while 2,061 people visited the Diego Martin Health Centre.
Given the response, she says additional centres will be brought on-stream to meet demand.
These will now include the Morvant and Carenage Health Centres.
She said the Morvant Health Centre should be up and running by today and they would be vaccinating NCD (non-communicable disease) patients on Wednesday, which is the designated NCD clinic day.
She said they are still working out the logistical issues with respect to the Carenage Health Center, but assured that it should be up and running within the shortest period of time.