Prime Minister Andrew Holness has accused rich nations of hoarding COVID-19 vaccines, while poorer countries wait to get doses.
Speaking Friday to Bloomberg QuickTake, Mr. Holness said Jamaica might not receive vaccines until around April.
He told the programme’s anchor, Tim Stenovec, that rich countries were giving themselves a false sense of security by hoarding the vaccines.
Jamaica will have access to the drugs through the COVAX Facility, and Mr. Holness said he will get vaccinated as soon as it is available.
Widespread vaccinations are seen as one of the keys to reviving tourism where earnings are down about 70 per cent due to the global pandemic.
Mr. Holness said Jamaica was doing well in its COVID-19 fight, relative to its resources and compared to other countries.