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Friday, June 25, 2021

Vaccination registration opens for individuals 60 years and older

THE Ministry of Well being & Wellness yesterday started scheduling vaccination appointments for individuals age 60 years and older, together with workers members from the Division of Correctional Providers, Jamaica Hearth Brigade, Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Company (PICA), Jamaica Customs, tourism staff, lecturers and different workers of instructional establishments.

They need to register utilizing the net portal on the ministry’s web site at www.moh.gov.jm or by calling the Nationwide Vaccination Hotline at 888-ONE-LOVE (888-663-5683). Members of the opposite precedence teams will probably be registered via their respective organisations.

In accordance with Minister of Well being and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton, “Now we have expanded the precedence teams to incorporate our older inhabitants 60 years and older, as we had been set to obtain 75,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine yesterday afternoon. Moreover, as we put together for elevated exercise within the tourism sector and to get our lecturers and kids again to face-to-face studying, we have now additionally added members of those teams to our precedence consistent with the vaccine implementation programme.”

As soon as an appointment is confirmed, the ministry stated, people are to reach on the vaccination location quarter-hour earlier than their appointment. They’re to deliver a Authorities-issued ID, or a letter from a justice of the peace (JP) to confirm their age. Members of the Division of Correctional Providers, Jamaica Hearth Brigade, PICA, and Jamaica Customs, tourism staff and lecturers and different workers of instructional establishments are being requested to deliver a piece ID, in addition to proof of appointment. Moreover, individuals 60 years and older are permitted to have one caregiver with them.

Within the meantime, the ministry has reminded individuals who have obtained their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine that they need to obtain the second dose to be totally protected.

“With this in thoughts, they need to proceed to look at all of the an infection prevention and management measures. These embrace mask-wearing, sustaining social distance of six ft or extra, train frequent hand washing with cleaning soap and water or use hand sanitiser. The provisions underneath the Catastrophe Danger Administration Orders should even be adhered to,” stated the well being ministry.

On the identical time, the ministry stated it would additionally proceed the vaccination of health-care staff, in addition to members of the Jamaica Defence Drive and Jamaica Constabulary Drive.

“The ministry needs to take the chance to thank the members of the well being care group who proceed to work tirelessly to make the vaccination websites successful,” stated the ministry.

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