According to the Minister of and Health Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, over one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.
“Almost three weeks ahead of target, I am happy to announce that we have hit the one million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered,” the Minister wrote on his personal Facebook over the weekend.
“Thanks to every Jamaican that has received their COVID-19 vaccine and to those who have encouraged others to do so as well. To the healthcare workers [big up yourselves]. You have led the charge in this fight – working tirelessly to ensure that every person is protected and has a fighting chance. A big thank you also to our partners in the private sector. I encourage all of us to continue this effort to get Jamaicans vaccinated as this is the best way to save lives and restore normality. Get vaccinated and let’s get back to life!”
He applauded the effort of “the vaccination blitzes”, adding that “this is certainly a step in the right direction.”
“Reaching one million doses is a psychologically significant development,” Dr. Tufton noted.
“What it shows is that more people are coming on board…probably 23% to 24% of the targeted population would have been fully vaccinated and we are now moving ahead and in the coming weeks we will continue to push forward in getting as many persons vaccinated as possible.”
Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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