Vaccines From St Vincent Arrives In Trinidad And Tobago
(Trinidad Express) – 16,000 AstraZeneca vaccines have been donated to Trinidad and Tobago from the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines.
This according to Minister of Foreign and Caricom Affairs, Dr Amery Browne who spoke at a post Cabinet media briefing on Thursday afternoon.
The vaccines were picked up by an air guard flight from Trinidad on Thursday morning. The donation, he said, was a result of diplomatic works between Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and St Vincent Prime Minister, Ralph Gonsalves.
The batch of vaccines are set to expire at the end of June. These, Browne said, will be received by the Ministry of Health.
“I am pleased to announce an additional development with respect to vaccine acquisition. We have benefited from a generous donation of AstraZeneca vaccines by the Government and people of St Vincent and the Grenadines.
A flight using a C-26B aircraft departed Trinidad and Tobago this morning, arrived in St Vincent this morning, was sufficiently loaded with these AstraZeneca vaccines and it has just landed at the Piarco Airport with vaccines to be immediately received and properly managed by our health authority” he said.
“This was the result of significant diplomatic work and communication between the highest levels of respective heads of Government. The Ministry of Foreign and Caricom affairs has also been significantly involved and I have been working very closely with my counterpart in St Vincent. These vaccines will expire at the end of June,” he said.
In addition to this, he said, 8,000 vaccines are set to be donated to Trinidad and Tobago from Bermuda early next week. Browne said confirmation of the donation has been set but details are being worked out.