First Set of COVID Vaccine to Jamaica in April

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Jamaica is to begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines from the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access COVAX Facility on April 21, 2021.

The announcement was made in the House of Representatives by Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday (Tues).

The COVAX Facility is designed to accelerate equitable access by countries globally to safe COVID-19 vaccines.

Jamaica is among six Caribbean Public Health Agency members which have been provided with the full down payment required for the COVAX facility.

Tufton told parliament that 292,399 doses of the vaccines, which is enough for five per cent of the population, will be delivered in April.