The University of the West Indies (UWI) says its vaccination drive continues today and AstraZeneca shots are available. The following is a press release from UWI:
The University of the West Indies (The UWI) St. Augustine Campus continues its vaccination drive against COVID-19 from today – Monday 23 August, 2021. AstraZeneca shots will be administered at the Health Services Unit on the campus by appointment only. In addition to staff and students, members of the public are invited to book appointments.
“We are very proud of our COVID-19 vaccination efforts to date. Since we began our drive in June, we have administered first and second doses to over 6000 persons here at The UWI St. Augustine Campus,” said Professor Indar Ramnarine, Deputy Campus Principal.
“With the current allocation, we look specifically to those in our neighbouring community in St. Augustine, Tunapuna and Curepe who are nearby and familiar with the campus to come to us to get vaccinated. I know that staff and students will be sharing with their networks as we all play our role in supporting the national vaccination drive,” Professor Ramnarine added.
Interested persons are asked to schedule an appointment by sending an email to [email protected] or [email protected] Consistent with the Ministry of Health guidelines, those who wish to book an appointment must be 18 years and over, non-pregnant and must have a form of national ID on hand.
In June, The UWI St. Augustine Campus began by offering vaccines to medical students so that they could continue their training and join frontline medical staff. Subsequent drives followed in July to issue doses to staff, students, the wider campus community and general public.