Influenza vaccinations have run low in some health centres in Trinidad and Tobago as public demand grows with the threat of the deadly H1N1 virus also known as swine flu.

According to the Trinidad Guardian, at the Pleasantville Health Centre, scores of people were turned away as supplies ran low.

Only 162 people received vaccinations at the Penal Health Centre while vaccinations at Marabella and Roy Joseph in San Fernando also ran out.

At the Susamachar Presbyterian Church, hundreds more came to get vaccinated but District Medical Officer; Dr. Clement Ragobar said only 50 vaccinations were available at the church adding that he planned to request more vaccinations next week.

Ragobar said many people in the church were elderly and could not go to the health centre to have the vaccinations done.



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