Persons 50 years and older are now eligible to register to receive the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.
This is down from the previous 60 years and older requirement.
The announcement was made by the Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, during the weekly virtual COVID Conversations press briefing on Thursday.
Vaccination appointments can be made through the Ministry’s website at www.moh.gov.jm or the national vaccination hotline 876-888-ONELOVE/888-663-5683.
Members of the public who have received the first dose of the vaccine are reminded that they are not fully protected until they get the second dose.