Private Hospitals in Trinidad and Tobago operating under the Private Hospital Act affirm that they fully support the Ministry of Health in its vaccination rollout plan by having 100% of their employees fully vaccinated by September 1st. Consequently, they will require unvaccinated employees, who do not have medically supported evidence for an exemption, to submit a weekly PCR COVID test.

In a release issued today, the hospitals stated that “they are aware of the cost factor and the decision was not taken lightly, however, the safety of persons accessing private hospitals and their families are our first priority.”

The release also stated that the group “respects each person’s right to make decisions regarding one’s own health, however, as providers of healthcare to the vulnerable population we have an obligation to provide a safe environment for their treatment and care…and the best weapon available to us right now is the vaccine.”