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Over 25,000 vaccinated in islandwide blitz so far, ministry officials say
OFFICIALS in the Ministry of Health and Wellness yesterday expressed confidence that at least half of the number of Jamaicans targeted for the islandwide four-day vaccination blitz had been inoculated over the weekend.
American Friends of Jamaica inoculation drive targets 8,000
HOPEWELL, Hanover — Over 8,000 individuals are being targeted to benefit from a COVID-19 vaccination programme being staged by American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) at Hopewell Sports Centre football field in Hanover,...
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — The number of COVID-19 patients under 40 in intensive care in Brazil surpassed older groups last month, a researcher said yesterday, amid a deadly surge driven partly by a new coronavirus variant.More
TASHAUNA Wallace is demanding information surrounding the death of her aunt, Merlene Wallace-Sinclair, at Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine.More
MANDEVILLE, Manchester – Chief Public Health Inspector for Manchester Charmaine Palmer-Cross says congestion in town centres in Manchester, in anticipation of weekend lockdown measures, resulted in blatant breaches of COVID-19 protocols.More
Various players in public health have expressed that all health-care workers will need therapy post-COVID-19.More
GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization (WHO) reiterated Friday that there was “no adequate data” on switching COVID-19 vaccines between doses, after France said under-55s who received an AstraZeneca first jab should get their second from a different...More
JERUSALEM (AFP)— The South African coronavirus variant is better at "breaking through" the defences of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine than other forms of the virus, Israeli experts said Sunday.More
KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Ministry of Health and Wellness says more than 12,000 people received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine yesterday on the first day of the ministry islandwide vaccination blitz.More
PORTLAND, Jamaica — Portland had 231 appointments on the first day for the Portland vaccination blitz with just about seventy volunteers, as operations went smoothly at the Port Antonio High School on Saturday.More
ST JAMES, Jamaica— The tourism sector accounted for the largest take-up of the COVID-19 vaccine during yesterday's St James leg of the Ministry of Health and Wellness' vaccination blitz.More
ST JAMES, Jamaica— The Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) is reporting a high uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine yesterday except for one of four parishes within the region.The Western Region comprises the parishes of Hanover, St James, Trelawny and Westmoreland.More
CLARENDON, Jamaica— The vaccination drive in Clarendon fell short of its expected target of 1,000 people on the first of its four- day vaccination blitz exercise.More