Eligible persons can now register on spot to receive COVID vaccine
Health Minister Dr.Christopher Tufton, is encouraging Jamaicans to not allow the lockdown to stop them from getting vaccinated, as eligible persons are permitted to travel to immunisation sites within their parish, even without an appointment.
According to Tufton, while persons must be in the categories announced for vaccination, walk-ins are accepted, and persons do not have to be registered to take advantage of the blitz.
On Saturday, three new categories of persons were added to the group of Jamaicans who can be vaccinated commencing today Sunday, April 11, they include: persons who are 40 years and older and who suffer from one or more comorbid condition; persons 50 years and older; and members of the public who are employed to the transport sector in Jamaica.
The Health Minister also announced on Sunday that journalists with identification have also been added to the list of persons who can receive the vaccine.
Members of the public who fall in any of these cohorts can therefore utilise three methods for registering to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca.
Persons can register using the online portal on the Ministry’s website at www.moh.gov.jm; call the National Vaccination Hotline at 888-ONE-LOVE (888-663-5683) or register on spot at one of the blitz site across the island.
In the meantime, preliminary reports have indicated that some 12,488 Jamaicans received the AstraZeneca Vaccine on the first day of the islandwide Blitz.
Thirty-Eight percent (38%) of vaccinations occurred in the Southeast Region, followed by Southern Region with 28% while Western Region and Northeast Region contributed 19% and 15% respectively to the overall count.
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