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First delivery of Covid-19 Vaccines arrive in Jamaica

March 9, 2020 | Alwin Squire |

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (second right), observes the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines, donated by the Government of India, being unloaded at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, on Monday (March 8). Sharing in the moment are (from left) Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton; Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith and India’s High Commissioner to Jamaica, His Excellency Rungsung Masakui

Jamaica has received its first doses of the covid-19 vaccine.  50,000 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccines arrived at Norman Manley airport on Monday March 8th 2021.  The vaccines were donated by the Government of India.  The Prime Minister of the country took to twitter to share the good news.

Another 1.8 million doses are to be supplied to Jamaica, starting in April, under the African Medical Supply platform.

SOURCE  Twitter

Photo from JIS

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