Tobago received 200 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday. These doses were from the 2,000 given to T&T by the government of Barbados. Frontline healthcare workers will get their shots starting Saturday 20 February.
The Ministry of Health’s vaccine rollout began on Wednesday 17 February when the first 120 frontline workers of the North Central Regional Health Authority were vaccinated.
Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh said that 90 more health professionals were vaccinated on Thursday. One hundred more frontline workers from the South Regional Health Authority were expected to receive their shots on Friday.
The government expects more doses of the vaccine, procured through the Covax facility, by the beginning of March. No final arrival date for these vaccines has yet been announced.
The Ministry of Health announced the death of an elderly man with pre-existing medical conditions. This latest fatality takes the death toll due to Covid-19 to 139.
No new cases of the virus were reported today. There have been 7,666 positive cases confirmed and 93,211 people tested since March 2020. Presently, 143 active cases of Covid-19 are in the country.