One week after the Ministry of Health refused to divulge the vaccination status of the country’s two Delta fatalities, the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Roshan Parasram, has confirmed that they were unvaccinated. His confirmation came during Monday’s virtual press conference.
During last Monday’s virtual press conference, the Ministry’s technical director of the Epidemiology Unit Dr Avery Hinds reserved comment on the vaccination status of the fatalities due to patient confidentiality.
All World Health Organisation (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccines have been proven safe and effective against the dealer and more transmissible Delta variant.
While there are reports of two people allegedly succumbing to COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated, Dr Parasram reiterated the sentiments expressed by the Prime Minister and Minister of Health on Saturday.
“It’s a matter of focusing on the exception- as I said, 98 per cent of the people who die from COVID in Trinidad and Tobago has been not fully vaccinated,” he said.
He noted that while the two fatalities reported were COVID-19 positive, the elderly gentleman died from a heart attack.