Govt Seeking Vaccines from Cuba, China and India


Jamaica is pursuing plans to obtain safe vaccines from China, India, and Cuba to treat COVID-19.

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton told Parliament yesterday that the Government would be seeking to enter into bilateral meetings with those countries to access the vaccines if they meet specific standards.

At present, China has four vaccines near approval stage while India has two vaccines that are at the final stages of approval.

At the same time, Cuba has four vaccines, one of which is now going through phase three trials.

The Ministries of Health and Wellness and Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade are to hold talks with the countries to secure additional access for safe vaccines