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COVAX tells St. Vincent and the Grenadines to pay for vaccines it donated to T&T

St. Vincent and the Grenadines has been ordered to pay US$70,000 for doses of the COVID-19 vaccine it donated to Trinidad and Tobago in May.
 
Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves says the instruction came from the COVAX Facility, which donated the vaccine doses to his country.
 
St. Vincent and the Grenadines donated 5,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Trinidad and Tobago.
 
This took place amid a spike in cases in the twin island republic, and as the vaccines were at risk of expiring because of low take up in St. Vincent and Grenadines.
 
Dr. Gonsalves says COVAX indicated that his government should have returned the vaccines instead of giving them away.
 
He says his government will pay the organisation.
 


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