Aspen Pharmacare’s plant in South Africa receives mass quantities of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine, which it bottles and packages. (Image courtesy Getty Images)

There has been a delay in the flight scheduled to deliver the Johnson and Johnson vaccines to this country. In a press release issued this evening, the Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs says the vaccines will arrive on Friday instead of tomorrow. The following is a press release from the Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs:

With reference to the Ministry’s earlier media release regarding the anticipated arrival of WHOapproved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines for Trinidad and Tobago, via the African Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP), the Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs has received updated information from the freight airline of a flight delay affecting the scheduled arrival.

As a consequence of this delay, the shipment of Johnson & Johnson vaccines previously scheduled to arrive in Trinidad and Tobago at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday 19 August 2021 is now scheduled to arrive at 7:00 a.m. on Friday 20 August 2021.