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UWI St Augustine helps get T&T vaccinated

UWI St Augustine has held a COVID-19 vaccination drive for students, staff, and the general public. The exercise began on Monday, July 19 at the campus’ vaccination centre at the University Inn and Conference Centre. Vaccinations were open to the public the following day. The vaccines were allocated by the Ministry of Health. “UWI has joined the ranks of other professional organisations and civil society groups to launch mass vaccination drives alongside the national vaccination drive, all with the same aim: getting our citizens vaccinated,” said Deputy Principal Professor Indar Ramnarine.

In June, the St Augustine Campus began offering vaccines to medical students so that they could continue their training and join frontline medical staff.

“I want to say thank you to the members of our community who have already chosen to get vaccinated. Globally over three billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered and UWI St Augustine is committed to doing our part to help get Trinidad and Tobago to a point of safety and comfort,” said Professor Ramnarine.

He urged all members of the campus community to get vaccinated:

“When you choose to get vaccinated you are not only protecting yourself but also your families, neighbours, friends and our national community. Many questions have been voiced about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines, but the shots that are being administered have been found to be effective in reducing the spread of the disease, but more importantly, they are very effective at preventing serious illness and hospitalisation.”