Tobagonians to receive vaccines on April 6

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Tobagonians to receive vaccines on April 6

Tobagonians will begin receiving additional doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from April 6.

Three-thousand two-dose AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines will arrive on March 31, with April 6 earmarked as the date for administering.

The second dose will be given from April 20.

Two hundred vaccines have already been given on the sister isle, and these were from the batch given to this country by the Barbados government.

Speaking at a media briefing on Monday, the Tobago Regional Health Authority’s General Manager Primary Care Services Dr Roxanne Mitchell, said “At present, we are making appointments for frontline workers and essential workers. Persons who attend chronic diseases clinics will be counselled at the clinics. The information will be given… If you are ready at that point, you will be vaccinated. If not, you will be given an appointment for vaccination.”

Dr Mitchell said as part of the division’s roll-out of the vaccine, it has hired more staff to prevent the disruption of the island’s healthcare system.

Vaccines will be given at the Roxborough, Scarborough, and Canaan health centres.

As of March 29, there are three active COVID cases in Tobago.