Trinidad and Tobago has received 151,200 additional doses of the World Health Organisation (WHO) approved Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine.
The vaccines arrived around 6:32pm on Saturday at the Piarco International Airport.
The Ministry of Health said via a release that this batch of vaccines was procured by the government from the African Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP).
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is the coordinating body for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines via the AMSP.
These vaccines will be absorbed into the supply of COVID-19 vaccines, which are used for the national vaccination programme, the Ministry said.
“The Government of Trinidad and Tobago remains committed to safeguarding the health of the population and to providing an ample supply of safe and effective WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines for the population,” the Ministry said in the statement.
It added, “The population is encouraged to take advantage of the wide range of safe and effective vaccines, which are easily accessible throughout Trinidad and Tobago, to protect themselves and their families from the COVID-19 virus.”