COVID-19 Booster Shots to be Made Available in Trinidad and Tobago on Monday

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh says that starting Monday, COVID-19 booster vaccines will be available across the twin island republic.

deyterrHealth Minister Terrence Deyalsingh. (Photo courtesy of Abraham Diaz)Deyalsingh made the announcement at the Ministry of Health’s virtual media briefing on Saturday.

“My purpose here this morning is to announce that from Monday 13th December, 2021, we start a new phase in our fight against COVID-19. An important juncture has been reached, where we can launch our COVID-19 vaccine booster program.”

The health minister said the program will be rolled out on a phased basis.

“Basically, we are starting the booster program from Monday, and this one month rolling program, in the initial phase, will last until the 7th of January. We will be alerting the public once we get over this first tranche of persons by around the end of December for those who would have received their shots in July and August moving forward.”

Deyalsingh further clarified that those who received the Pfizer vaccine are not due for a booster shot until six months after their second dose.