Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Health Ministry gets 20,000 more flu vaccines

The Ministry of Health said an additional 20,000 doses of the influenza vaccine have been received and will be delivered to health centres nationwide. 

In a statement issued Monday, the Ministry said 20,300 doses of influenza vaccine were received from the Pan-American Health Organisation for distribution to public health facilities across Trinidad and Tobago.

The Ministry of Health continues to urge persons who fall into key at-risk groups to get vaccinated. These persons include:

- Children aged 6 months to 5 years

- Pregnant women

- Adults over 65

- Persons with chronic medical conditions (such as Diabetes Mellitus)

- Persons with chronic respiratory illnesses (such as Asthma)

Members of the public are advised to call the health centres in their area for flu vaccination schedules and other related information.

The Ministry said it will continue to closely monitor the supply and distribution of influenza vaccines to ensure that there is adequate supply to meet demand.

"The Ministry of Health remains committed to ensuring the health and well being of the population through the provision of the best possible service to the public."

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