After receiving 50,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines on Monday, March 8th, today March 10th inoculation of the Jamaican population has started. Ironically the process begins exactly one year after the first case on the island was reported, the first case was reported on March 10th 2020.
Jamaica’s Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton stated that getting the vaccines was a major move in the fight against coronavirus on the island.
The first persons to get the vaccines will be Healthcare Workers followed by senior citizens over the age of 60. The procedure kicked off this morning at the Good Samaritan Inn in Kingston.
According to entertainers Cecile and Boom Boom, this is a great move in getting closer to reopening of the venues hence parties can be kept, something they have been looking forward to for a while.
While the possibility of the reopening of the entertainment industry is projected for this summer, some reports suggest that in class schools will not return until September of 2021.
On the other hand, PM Holness warned the island a few days ago that if things doing change for the better with regards to daily positive rates a total lock-down is on the cards.
The PM also outlines that no special treatment will be given to politicians nor officials and he is focused on doing vaccinations as stated to the public to prevent an uproar.
Another set of 14k vaccines are expected to arrive on Thursday.
65% of Jamaica’s general population will be vaccinated by March 2022.