Vaccination to resume in Jamaica from 28 June 2021 

The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Jamaica stated that the COVID-19 vaccination would resume from Monday, 28 June 2021, to 2 July 2021. 

Jamaica: The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Jamaica stated that the COVID-19 vaccination would resume from Monday, 28 June 2021, to 2 July 2021. 

The government of Jamaica would continue to vaccinate the senior citizens of 50 years and above due to their second dose and are nearest to the 12th week after their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Last week, there was no COVID-19 vaccination as the supplies of doses were low. In a statement on Friday, the Health Ministry of Jamaica stated that “With the expected arrival of more doses of the COVID-19 vaccines over the next two days, vaccination would get resume for the other people.”

Although the health ministry of Jamaica has asked the citizens to wait for further instructions regarding the appointments of coronavirus vaccines and reminded the citizens not to turn up at the COVID-19 vaccination sites immediately unless they are contacted by the members of local health authorities. 

After the contact is composed with the citizens regarding the COVID-19 vaccination, they must carry their vaccination card, TRN and a government-issued identification or letter from a Justice of the Peace.

As per the database of the Jamaicas’ health ministry, the citizens who are above 50 years and are due to their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are still within the suggested wait period between doses, as directed by the World Health Organisation – WHO, which is that a person has to wait for twelve weeks to take the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine after taking the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. 

According to the statistics, so far, a total of 1.94 lakh doses have been administered on the island. In contrast, a total of 31,106 individuals have received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and are fully vaccinated now.