May 24, 2021

T&T To Write To EU, Seeking Covid-19 Vaccine Donation

By Newsroom

Trinidad and Tobago will soon send communication to the EU seeking access to a portion of its Covid-19 vaccines, after the body announced last Friday that it would donate at least 100 million doses to developing countries.

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley and T&T’s  Ambassador to the EU are expected to lead the charge.

Leader of government business in the House of Representatives, Camille Robinson Regis, made the revelation during Monday’s sitting of the House of Representatives. 

The EU had put its vaccine donation plans on hold back in March, due to a lack of supply at the time.

Meanwhile, Trinidad and Tobago is also in similar dialogue with the United States, in hopes of acquiring vaccines for the CARICOM region, out of the 80 million doses the Joe Biden administration says it will send overseas.

The following is a breakdown of vaccines Trinidad and Tobago has received since March 2021:

Barbados- 2,000(Astra Zeneca)

COVAX (1st Shipment)- 33,600(Astra Zeneca)

India- 40,000 (Astra Zeneca)

COVAX (2nd Shipment)- 33,600(Astra Zeneca)

China- 100,000 (Sinopharm)

St. Vincent and the Grenadines- 16,000(Astra Zeneca)

Bermuda- 9,000 (Astra Zeneca)

*The vaccines from Bermuda are scheduled to arrive at 3;50pm on Monday.