TTMA sets the bar for public-private vaccination drive ‘Vaccinate to Operate’

June 8th, 2021    |   Related To: Private: Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA)

Message from Tricia Coosal, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association

Dear Members,

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) is proud to have pioneered the first successful vaccination drive for the business community. This team was able to administer 2697 first time doses of Sinopharm within an 8 hour period at the Divali Nagar Site on Sunday 6th June. This vaccination drive represents the most vaccines to be administered at any one site.

From left to right: Dr. Vishi Y. Beharry, President of the T&T Medical Association; Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon, Min. of Trade & Industry; Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, Min. of Health, Ms. Tricia Coosal, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association; Mr. Revan Teelucksingh, President of SEWA TT International

This unprecedented event would not have been possible without the guidance and support of the Minister of Health, Terrence Deyalsingh and the Minister of Trade and Industry, Paula Gopee-Scoon. The contribution of our volunteer partners was invaluable in the successful execution of the vaccination drive. Our volunteers from T&T Medical Association led by President Dr. Vishi Y. Beharry and SEWA TT International led by President Revan Teelucksingh, all worked towards making the event a success.

The TTMA appreciates the overwhelming support from all our members who submitted employee names and went the extra mile to ensure employees showed up for their vaccines.  It is our members who made this vaccine drive a success as we received positive response from employees when contacted.

TTMA is in the process of planning another vaccination drive. Employees names already submitted will be contacted directly by the TTMA. We are aware that companies still wish to have employees vaccinated, however to-date may not have submitted names. If interested, please forward a list of employees names, job titles and direct contact (preferably mobile) to [email protected].

On behalf of the Board and Secretariat of the TTMA, we look forward to serving you in our commitment to ensure full support of the recently launched GoRTT theme ‘Vaccinate to Operate’ as a means of preserving lives and livelihood and to keep the gears of the economy turning.