Chaguanas, Trinidad – July 4, 2021: The Credit Union fraternity joined the rest of the financial services sector in the fight to protect front line service providers and the public against the dreaded Covid 19 virus.
Although lagging a bit behind, the vaccination of the Credit Union sector began in earnest last Friday as scores of Credit Union employees braved the inclement weather and yellow alerts to obtain their first Sinopharm jab.
This was the result of an initiative led by the Minister for Youth Development and National Service, Mr. Foster Cummings.
The Minister advised the Credit Union sector, including the Central Finance Facility (CFF), that there was a special allocation of vaccines for the frontline employees of Credit Unions.
Vice President of the Central Finance Facility, Mr. Lyndon Byer, welcomed the initiative and expressed optimism that the line Minister and the Minister of Health would work out a strategy that would allow all Credit Union employees the opportunity to receive the vaccines within the shortest period possible.
He conceded that the turnout might have been higher had it not been for the inclement weather and the brief time period for mobilization.
According to Vice President Byer: “Credit Unions provide more than financial services. We also provide social and emotional support to our loyal members. It is incumbent therefore that our dedicated staff are protected as they provide these services.”
Mr. Byer was upbeat and expressed hope that full first round vaccination could be accomplished within the coming week.