Jamaica to receive 1.4 Million doses of COVID-19 vaccines between now and end of September

by July 27th, 2021


The Government expects to receive 1.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines between now and the end of September.


Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton says while the vaccination programme has been slower than expected due to vaccine availability, the Ministry is more confident of getting supplies as of August.


He explains that some of the vaccines will be the single-dose Johnson & Johnson.


393, 000 doses are expected over the next few months.


The first shipment of 168,000 is due within the next week and a half.


Dr. Tufton says vaccines are expected from the United States, United Kingdom and the COVAX facility.


He states that the target is to deliver doses to 900,000 Jamaicans between now and the end of September.


Up to last Sunday, July 25, the Ministry administered 302, 856 doses.


This comprises 174, 444 first doses and 123, 848 second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.


564 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccines have been administered under special arrangements to athletes.

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