Jamaica To Get COVID-19 Vaccines By Mid To Late February

Jamaica Minister of Health Hon. Christopher Tufton

(Jamaica Information Service) Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the Government has been advised by the COVAX Facility that the country is set to receive between 146,400 and 249,600 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines, by mid to late February 2021.

Speaking in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (February 2), Dr. Tufton said this means that some 125,000 Jamaicans could receive vaccines by the end of February into March.

Among those to receive the vaccines are front-line workers, including nurses and doctors, and then vulnerable persons; chief among those are persons 60 years and older.

“The availability of this vaccine is, of course, subject to the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Use Listing and the indicative amount is based on the current communication from the manufacturers, Serum Institute of India and SK Bioscience,” Dr. Tufton said.

Read more at: Jamaica Information Service

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