Bermuda is donating Covid-19 vaccines to Trinidad and Tobago as “we have an overabundance of vaccines.”
The Trinidad and Tobago Newsday media reported, “This country will receive donations of Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccines from St Vincent and the Grenadines and Bermuda.
“He [Trinidad’s Minister of Foreign and Caricom Affairs] said St Vincent had sent 16,000 doses and Bermuda will send 8,000 doses. Those vaccines will expire at the end of June and he said the Health Ministry has indicated they will have sufficient time to ensure they are fully and properly utilised. He said the donation from Bermuda will arrive by next week,” the report said.
Bernews checked with local officials and they said that report is accurate, and speaking in the House of Assembly last night, Premier David Burt said that as “we have an overabundance of vaccines we are going to be donating our excess,” with the Premier noting that the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago called him to thank Bermuda for the donation.
As of the most recent vaccination statistics, Bermuda has administered a total of 65,497 vaccinations, with 47.7% of the population having received two doses thus far.