Ministry of Health’s Virtual Media Conference – Saturday 6th November 2021

Key Points From the Ministry of Health’s Virtual Media Conference – Saturday 6th November 2021

Minister of Health, Terrence Deyalsingh announced that starting from next week, vulnerable groups of vaccinated persons and the elderly will be able to access an additional primary dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to further enhance their immune response.

Minister Deyalsingh indicated that Elderly persons will be called for their additional dose by their RHAs, these persons are advised to NOT go in to the vaccination sites until they receive said call.

Minister Deyalsingh stated that the additional vaccine dose should be the SAME vaccine product used in the first instance.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Roshan Parasram stated that recipients of the AstraZeneca vaccine can be given a 3rd dose of Pfizer if there’s a shortage, as it is a WHO approved combination.

Additional Information on the Extended Primary Vaccine Series can be seen below:

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