Jamaica to administer 700,000 COVID jabs by March 2022

The island of Jamaica has reported new 379 new infections and three deaths of the COVID-19 virus on 7 August 2021. With this, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rises to 54,859.

Jamaica: The island of Jamaica has reported new 379 new infections and three deaths of the COVID-19 virus on 7 August 2021. With this, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rises to 54,859.

The Health Ministry of Jamaica noted that the major hospital across the island is full over 100% capacity of their isolation capacity for the confirmed and the suspected COVID-19 cases.

The Ministry further informed that in the previous week, 63,000 Jamaican citizens had received their doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. So far, a total of 372,911 COVID-19 doses have been administered, out of which in total 240,472 individuals have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine while around 131,554 individuals have received their second dose and are fully vaccinated, and 885 are the single doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The press release by the Ministry added, “The Health Ministry is seeking to administer around 700,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of September month, so as to achieve the target of fully vaccinating the 65 per cent of the Jamaican population by March 2022.”

Jamaican Health Ministry, following the statement, noted that the citizens can make online appointments to receive the Vaccination appointment at – https://www.moh.gov.jm or citizens can also call at the COVID-19 vaccination centres at – 888-ONE-LOVE-(888-663-5683).

It further noted that the individual who has received their appointment confirmation have to visit their COVID-19 vaccination site at the given time with their TRN and the government-issued identification or a letter from a Justice of the Peace.

The Ministry of Health has further asked the citizens to strictly follow the COVID-19 health protocols such as – wearing masks, maintaining social distance in public places, sanitizing hands frequently.

With this, the Ministry has also encouraged the residents to receive their COVID-19 vaccine jabs as soon as possible so as to defeat the deadly mutant.