Jamaica hails Dom Rep Vaccine Donation


Jamaica has lauded the Dominican Republic (Dom Rep) for helping to boost the national vaccination programme with its donation of 50,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines.

Speaking at a recent ceremony held at the National Arena in St. Andrew, Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. Christopher Tufton said the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is beneficial to regional and global populations.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, said the support is “critical” to Jamaica’s response to the pandemic.

In September, the Dom Rep Government instituted a COVID-19 vaccine-sharing programme with a donation of some 505,000 doses to countries in the greater Caribbean.