Jamaica to get shipment of Johnson&Johnson vaccine in August

June 11, 2021

Jamaica is expected to receive its first shipment of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in August.

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, gave this update during the COVID Conversations and digital press conference, held virtually on Thursday. 

“We continue to work to get additional vaccines. You may have heard that we have paid down a fairly substantial sum, just over $350 million for 1.9 million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine, with first shipment to arrive in August,” Dr. Tufton said.

“That Johnson and Johnson delivery will take place over several months and, of course, that is a single-jab vaccine,” he pointed out.

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