With the expected increase in the supply of vaccines, Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness is encouraging the population to protect their wellbeing by getting vaccinated, according to Jamaica Information Services (JIS).
Speaking at a social housing function in Farm Pen, St. Mary, on Friday, July 16, the prime minister said a “good supply” of the medicine is set to arrive in August, and communities will be mobilized to ensure that Jamaicans are safe from the coronavirus (COVID-19).
“We may even get some in the remaining days of July, and at that time we will be expanding our vaccination efforts, and communities will be (requested) to participate in the vaccination program,” Holness told his audience.
He argued that to decrease the vaccine hesitancy, “influencers” in communities, such as churches and political machineries will be asked to assist, adding that advertisements and public announcements will be engaged “to get persons to take the vaccine.”
“I am encouraging all of you to put aside the hesitancy, the ‘wait and see.’ For your own health, take the vaccine when it is your turn. Look out for your local clinic, your local church hall, that is where we will be mobilizing, and when it comes, take the vaccine,” the prime minister urged.

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