VACCINATION BLITZ CONTINUE THIS WEEKEND FOR PERSONS OVER 50

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness continued its second dose vaccination blitz today at 22 sites across nine parishes.

Second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca were administered to persons 50 years and older who are due between Friday, June 18 and Sunday, June 20.

According Dr. Christopher Tufton Minister of Health & Wellness, the blitz operations ran efficiently for most sites, with some delays and other challenges at the national arena, primarily linked to persons who were not scheduled to be vaccinated turning up at the site.”

As at 3:30 p.m. today, the national arena had administered 1,132 persons with their second dose.

The second dose blitz operation will continue tomorrow across existing sites with the exception of the National Arena which was closed to the public earlier today after reaching maximum capacity.

Members of the public from Kingston & St. Andrew, who are due their second dose on Sunday, will be contacted by the Ministry via text and telephone with their new appointment details in the coming week.