Vaccine registration opens up for teachers, tourism workers and all persons over 60
The Ministry of Health and Wellness began its scheduling of vaccination appointments for persons age 60 years and older, staff members from the Department of Correctional Services, Jamaica Fire Brigade, PICA and Jamaica Customs, tourism workers and teachers and other employees of educational institutions, as of 10 o'clock today, Thursday April 8.
The Ministry has informed that persons 60 years and older should register using the online portal on the Ministry’s website at www.moh.gov.jm or by calling the National Vaccination Hotline at 888-ONE-LOVE (888-663-5683).
Members of the other priority groups will be registered through their respective organizations.
“We have expanded the priority groups to include our older population 60 years and older, as we are set to receive 75,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine later this afternoon. Additionally, as we prepare for increased activity in the tourism sector and to get our teachers and children back to face to face learning, we have also added members of these groups to our priority in keeping with the vaccine implementation programme,” noted Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton.
Once an appointment is confirmed, the Ministry has urged persons to arrive at the vaccination location 15 minutes before their appointment, as well as to bring a Government-issued ID, or a letter from a Justice of the Peace (JP) to verify their age.
Members of the Department of Correctional Services, Jamaica Fire Brigade, PICA and Jamaica Customs, tourism workers and teachers and other employees of educational institutions are being asked to bring a work ID.
Persons are also reminded to bring proof of appointment.
Additionally, persons 60 years and older are permitted to have one caregiver with them.
Members of the public who have been vaccinated are reminded that though they have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca Vaccine, they must receive the second dose to be fully protected.
With this in mind, they must continue to observe all the infection prevention and control measures.
These include mask wearing, maintaining social distance of six feet or more, exercise frequent handwashing with soap and water or use hand sanitiser.
The provisions under the Disaster Risk Management Orders must also be adhered to.
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