The Ministry of health is now offering a second booster dose of the Covid 19 vaccines to health workers, persons over 60 years and members of the public with immuno-compromising conditions. The decision follows the recent confirmation of the highly transmissible Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants in Jamaica.
The Ministry says an additional booster dose will offer protection from infection and severe outcomes associated with covid 19 particularly to members of the highest risk groups.
Persons who have taken AstraZeneca are to receive the Pfizer vaccine as the second booster dose four months following their first booster.
Persons who have taken a Pfizer vaccine are to receive Pfizer as the second booster dose four months following their first booster.
Persons who have taken the Johnson and Johnson vaccine are to take the Pfizer vaccine as the second booster dose at least four months after the first booster dose.
Persons who took the Sinopharm vaccine are to receive a second booster dose of the vaccine four months after the first booster.
To receive the booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, members of the public are invited to visit any of the Ministry’s access points for vaccination.