February 24, 2021

T&T Pre-orders 226,000 Covid Vaccines Through African Medical Supplies Platform

By Newsroom

The Health Ministry is clearing the air over what it described as confusion being put into the public domain regarding Trinidad and Tobago’s plan for vaccination.

The Ministry reiterated that apart from the COVAX facility, through which this country is due to receive some 120,000 vaccines, efforts are also being made to secure vaccines through the African Medical Supplies Platform.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Ministry dismissed as “erroneous”, rumors that the vaccines procured through the AMSP are consigned to a local distributor. 

“The MoH takes this opportunity to reassure the national population that only World Health Organization (WHO) approved vaccines will be imported and administered to our local population and this will be done equitably,” it said.

Trinidad and Tobago has signed off on the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines via the AMSP, which utilises a similar purchasing and distribution philosophy to the COVAX facility. AMSP has made available to CARICOM states a block of 1 ½ million doses of vaccines and has confirmed receipt of Trinidad and Tobago’s pre-order for 226,000 doses.