Gov’t says all vaccines from African Medical Supply Platform, were used up during vaccination blitz, ahead of expiration

by April 14th, 2021

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has stated that all of the vaccines from the African Medical Supply Platform, were used up, during the just concluded 5 day vaccination blitz.

The comment comes on the heels of concern that the vaccines were due to expire on Tuesday (April 13) and despite assurances from the Health Ministry, many including the Opposition, had raised objection to the notion of administering expired vaccines to citizens.

Speaking in Parliament yesterday (April 13), Mr. Holness sought to explain why Jamaica accepted vaccines that were close to the expiration date.

He noted that the blitz will continue very soon, as additional supplies of AstraZeneca vaccine, as well as Moderna vaccines are due later this month.