JAMAICA RECEIVES 55,000 NEW DOSES OF COVID 19

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Jamaica has received another batch of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca.

Some 55, 200 doses of the vaccine arrived on the island yesterday at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.

The Health Ministry says this batch represents another allocation from the COVAX facility.

It adds that the new vaccines will be added to the pool of vaccines being used in the National Vaccination Implementation Programme to inoculate persons who are due their second dose, as well as the persons who are being targeted to be vaccinated.