Vaccination programme extended to retailers, as gov’t moves to reopen sector soon

Vaccination programme extended to retailers, as gov’t moves to reopen sector soon

Business owners have been asked to submit lists of all employees to their respective chambers of commerce as government prepares to reopen the retail sector.

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said the vaccination programme has now been extended to store owners and their employees, and these people will then be funnelled through the 11 mass vaccination sites throughout the country.

He told media while at SAPA yesterday: “As you know, the retail sector is currently closed. We would like to open the retail sector to mass vaccination sites through the individual chambers of commerce like San Fernando, Penal/Debe, Tunapuna, Sangre Grande, Arima. They have been asked to compile a list of, not only the owners of retail, whether jewellery store, shoe store any kind of retail, and submit names to the Chamber of Commerce and you will be funnelled through the mass vaccination site. So we want to open it now to retail in addition to all the other sectors that we have already targeted.”

Deyalsingh did not say when the retail sector is expected to be opened.

He advised that mass vaccination sites were being reserved for employees in the sectors identified by the ministry and not all members of public.

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