VACCINE FROM MEXICO TO FACILITATE SECOND-DOSE BLITZ THIS WEEKEND

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The shipment of 65,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines, donated by the Government of Mexico, will facilitate the staging of another blitz this weekend to inoculate persons who are due their second dose.

Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, made the disclosure at a press conference held at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston yesterday (Wed), shortly after witnessing the arrival of the shipment.

He said this weekend’s blitz, from Friday to Sunday, possibly Monday, will only be for persons who fall in that eight-week or over period.

Dr. Tufton noted that about 257,000 doses of vaccine have been administered, to date, with some 173,000 persons getting their first dose and 84,000 receiving second doses.  He said some 25,000 to 30,000 persons are now due their second dose.