Jamaica to get 1.4 million doses of coronavirus vaccine by Sept

 Jamaica expects 1.4 million doses of coronavirus vaccines up to September, says Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, during a virtual press conference on Monday, 26th July 2021.

Health Minister of Jamaica
Health Minister of Jamaica

Jamaica: Jamaica expects 1.4 million doses of coronavirus vaccines up to September, says Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, during a virtual press conference on Monday, 26th July 2021.

Dr Tufton said, “The target is to deliver doses to 900,000 Jamaicans between now and the end of September. It’s an enthusiastic target, but I believe with the support of the population and all of society, we can achieve that target.”

Health Minister further added that as soon as new batches of vaccines arrive, the programme will be opened up to all Jamaicans who fit, aged 18 years and over.

“Once we get to the 900,000, and those who have already received, then we will be somewhere in the region of 50 % of the target, given that we are looking at 1.95 million or so,” he said.

The Health Minister of Jamaica notified about the current status of vaccination on the island. 

He said, “ Till, July 25 a total of 302,856 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been administered.”

In addition, Minister noted that a total of 564 jabs of the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine have also been administered under special arrangements for the national athletes who are competing in the Olympics and the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) competition.

Jamaica has confirmed 181 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours; also, 19 people recovered from this deadly virus. 

Moreover, three people witnessed total deaths in the last 24 hours.

Jamaica has confirmed a total of 52,322 coronavirus cases so far, and 1,182 lost their lives from this novel virus. 

Jamaica, a Caribbean island country, has a lush topography of mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches. Jamaica is considered as the birthplace of reggae music; also, its capital Kingston is home to the Bob Marley Museum, devoted to the famous singer.