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Pfizer trial run starts today

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The Pfizer vaccine will be rolled out today in a limited way, says chief medical officer Dr Kenneth George.

Speaking at the fourth and final COVID-19 town hall meeting on vaccines and testing at Combermere School last night, he said individuals and recruits from the Barbados Defence Force and “other small groups” will be involved in the “trial run”.

“Later next week, we will proceed to the general population with a view to shortly, once the Ministry of Education is happy and we go through a few steps, to invite younger individuals to have their vaccines that are approved in persons 12 years and older. That is the roll out. We will continue to work with you with respect to this,” he said.

Government received 70 000 doses of Pfizer just over a week ago, as part of an eight-million dose donation from President of the United States, Joe Biden.  (GBM)

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