Flu Vaccination Begins at Public Health Centres this Tuesday

Port-of-Spain, September 26th, 2020: The Ministry of Health will begin providing the new influenza (flu) vaccine to members of the public, at no cost, on Tuesday 29th September, 2020. 

The national flu vaccination initiative is especially critical as Trinidad and Tobago continues to implement its COVID-19 response. A high flu vaccine uptake by the public will help to reduce the demand for public health resources to treat flu related complications. Thus, these resources can be used to treat COVID-19 patients.

While the flu vaccine is available for everyone, persons who are at highest risk of getting very ill from the flu are especially encouraged to get the new flu vaccine. Persons in the high-risk group include:

  • Children aged 6 months to 5 years
  • Adults 60 years of age and over
  • Pregnant women
  • Persons suffering from Non Communicable Diseases - NCDs (e.g. Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart Disease)
  • Persons with compromised immune systems (e.g. persons with Lupus, cancer patients)
  • Persons with chronic respiratory illnesses (e.g. Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Members of the National Security Forces and Customs and Immigration Division
  • Healthcare workers

In Trinidad, while the flu vaccine will be available at all Health Centres, the Centres listed below will provide the new flu vaccine from Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm. Members of the public may call the other health centres in Trinidad for their specific flu vaccination schedules.

 

Arima Health Centre

Oropouche Health Centre

Barataria Health Centre

Palo Seco Health Centre

Carenage Health Centre

Point Fortin Health Centre

Claxton Bay Health Centre

Rio Claro Health Centre

Couva District Health Facility

Roy Joseph Health Centre

Cumuto Health Centre

San Juan Health Centre

Cunupia Health Centre

Sangre Grande (Old) Health Centre

Freeport Health Centre

St. Helena Health Centre

La Brea Health Centre

St. Joseph Enhanced Health Centre

Mathura Health Centre

St. Madeline Health Centre

Mayaro District Health Facility

Williamsville Health Centre

 

Woodbrook Health Centre

 

The public is also invited to visit the social media pages of the Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development, Tobago House of Assembly and the Ministry of Health for the flu vaccination schedules for Health Centres in Tobago.

 

 

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