FIRST SHIPMENT OF COVID VACCINE NOW IN JAMAICA

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Jamaica’s first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccines from India has arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.

The 50,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are to kick start the country’s vaccination drive in the next 48 hours.

Another 14,400 doses of the vaccine, procured under the COVAX Facility, are expected on Thursday.

As part of its vaccine maitri initiative, India has been donating thousands of vaccine doses to countries across the world.