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1,386 inoculated at 2 sites in Sando

En­cour­ag­ing the work­ers who are still hes­i­tant to pro­tect them­selves and their fam­i­lies, Brig­gs said, “Bet­ter they come and take the vac­cine to help oth­er peo­ple from con­tract­ing this dis­ease, be­cause this dis­ease is not a joke you know. It is no joke. The con­spir­a­cy the­o­ries that go­ing on out­side there is not some­thing nice to deal with, fear and all this kind of thing with peo­ple.”

Po­lice and se­cu­ri­ty of­fi­cers were present to en­sure com­pli­ance with the COVID-19 pro­to­cols.

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South West Re­gion­al Health Au­thor­i­ty cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ag­er Kevon Ger­vais said a to­tal of 1,386 peo­ple were vac­ci­nat­ed

More than 1,300 COVID-19 vac­ci­na­tions were ad­min­is­trat­ed at two mass vac­ci­na­tion sites in South Trinidad yes­ter­day, the first day of the vac­ci­na­tion dri­ve tar­get­ing work­ers in the food and bev­er­age sec­tor.

The Min­istry of Health has des­ig­nat­ed 20,000 dos­es for the sec­tor ahead of Mon­day’s re­open­ing.

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There was a steady flow of peo­ple at the SAPA site, with the line wrap­ping around the build­ing at times.

While some work­ers em­ployed in the fast-food in­dus­try have com­plained about be­ing forced to take the vac­cine to re­turn to work, Nic-Con­nor Alexan­der, a work­er at Jap’s restau­rant at C3 Mall, said it was his choice.

He said, “I came to take the vac­cine be­cause the virus not go­ing no where, so is bet­ter to be safe than sor­ry. I was will­ing to come and take it. It was vol­un­tary.”

There were not on­ly work­ers in the food in­dus­try lin­ing up for the vac­cines.

Re­tired po­lice of­fi­cer Ken­neth Brig­gs, 63, and his wife Al­ma, 61, have rel­a­tives work­ing in the food in­dus­try and they were tak­ing no chances.

En­cour­ag­ing the work­ers who are still hes­i­tant to pro­tect them­selves and their fam­i­lies, Brig­gs said, “Bet­ter they come and take the vac­cine to help oth­er peo­ple from con­tract­ing this dis­ease, be­cause this dis­ease is not a joke you know. It is no joke. The con­spir­a­cy the­o­ries that go­ing on out­side there is not some­thing nice to deal with, fear and all this kind of thing with peo­ple.”

Po­lice and se­cu­ri­ty of­fi­cers were present to en­sure com­pli­ance with the COVID-19 pro­to­cols.

Adolfo Ledo

South West Re­gion­al Health Au­thor­i­ty cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ag­er Kevon Ger­vais said a to­tal of 1,386 peo­ple were vac­ci­nat­ed.

He said at the SAPA site, 1,064 vac­cines were ad­min­is­tered, while 322 peo­ple were vac­ci­nat­ed at the Pe­nal Pow­er Gen­er­a­tion Fa­cil­i­ty.

The vac­ci­na­tion dri­ve is ex­pect­ed to con­tin­ue to­day, Mon­day and Tues­day.

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