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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 employees members from the Division of Correctional Companies, Jamaica Hearth Brigade, Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Company (PICA), Jamaica Customs, tourism employees, academics 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 can be registered by way of their respective organisations.

In response to 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 academics and youngsters again to face-to-face studying, we’ve got additionally added members of those teams to our precedence in step with the vaccine implementation programme.”

As soon as an appointment is confirmed, the ministry mentioned, people are to reach on the vaccination location quarter-hour earlier than their appointment. They’re to convey a Authorities-issued ID, or a letter from a justice of the peace (JP) to confirm their age. Members of the Division of Correctional Companies, Jamaica Hearth Brigade, PICA, and Jamaica Customs, tourism employees and academics and different workers of instructional establishments are being requested to convey 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 acquired 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 embody 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 below the Catastrophe Danger Administration Orders should even be adhered to,” mentioned the well being ministry.

On the similar time, the ministry mentioned it should additionally proceed the vaccination of health-care employees, 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 workforce who proceed to work tirelessly to make the vaccination websites a hit,” mentioned the ministry.

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