Tobago has just under 15 per cent of its allocated vaccines left to be administered before the island runs out of doses.
However, 3,000 Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines are expected to arrive on the island’s shores on Monday.
These doses were allocated out of the 200,000 doses the Ministry of Health purchased from China.
The Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) and the Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development in the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) were allocated 6,200 AstraZeneca and 4,590 Sinopharm vaccines to date, roughly breaking down to 58 per cent AstraZeneca doses and 42 per cent Sinopharm doses.
According to the division, the island has so far administered 7,951 doses as a first shot, breaking down into 4,149 AstraZeneca doses and 3,802 Sinopharm doses as of yesterday.
The island has vaccinated 1,238 people with two doses, including 1,187 people fully immunised with the AstraZeneca and 51 people receiving two doses of the Sinopharm vaccine.
Based on the breakdown provided by the division, Tobago has 1,601 COVID-19 vaccine doses remaining, 864 of which are AstraZeneca and 737 Sinopharm doses.
As of yesterday, 14.85 per cent of Tobago’s adult population has been vaccinated with at least one shot of a World Health Organization-approved vaccine.
The island is seeking to have 10,000 people vaccinated with at least one dose by the end of next week and 36,000 people as their overall vaccination target. There are 45,000 people in Tobago aged 18 and over who could be eligible for vaccinations.
The Division of Health has indicated their daily vaccination rate has been rising, recently surpassing their target of 500 vaccines per day earlier this week.
Tobago began using the Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort as a mass vaccination site for Tobago’s tourism and construction sectors. The mass vaccinations for people in that sector began on June 12.
T&T vaccinates record
number of people in 24 hours
In a 24-hour span, Trinidad and Tobago administered 8,818 doses of a WHO-approved vaccine, marking the fourth-highest one-day total.
According to the Ministry of Health, the country has administered 171,198 first doses of a WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine, with 87,223 being the AstraZeneca and 83,975 Sinopharm doses.
The country now has 30,115 fully vaccinated people, but the breakdown of these shots has not been made public by the Ministry of Health.
Trinidad and Tobago has received approximately 458,100 to 458,180 doses of a WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine, accounting for the 80 vials of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine donated to the Ministry of National Security from the United States.
The country has used 201,313 doses, meaning T&T has roughly 50 per cent of available vaccines remaining.
Four more die, 350 new cases
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health has reported four more deaths from COVID-19, taking the overall death toll to 699.
A further 350 people have contracted the virus, revealed by tests from samples gathered between June 13 and 16.
There are now 8,803 active cases, of which 465 are hospitalised.