Persons can get vaccinated two weeks after blood transfusion- Chief Medical Officer

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Narine Singh has stated that individuals who receive a blood transfusion are eligible for their COVID-19 vaccine two weeks after receiving the blood.

This was stated in a memorandum detailing the updated information for COVID-19 vaccination exemptions.

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Meanwhile, the memorandum also stated that individuals can donate blood after receiving their vaccine since there is no medical reason advising against this.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Narine Singh (

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Chief Medical Officer, Dr Narine Singh

 

All individuals aged 18 years and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccines; only people aged 18 to 60 can receive the Chinese- Sinopharm vaccine, however.

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Meanwhile, children aged 12 years and older will be able to receive the US-made Pfizer vaccines.

 

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