The Ministry of Health & Wellness wishes to advise that the Pfizer vaccine is now available in Jamaica. The country received a donation of 80,640 doses of the vaccine (Comirnaty BA.4-5.) from the Government of Latvia.
The donation of these doses is available to members of the public, who have been fully vaccinated and are now due a booster dose. These persons are encouraged to visit any of the over 120 vaccination sites to receive the additional booster dose of Pfizer.
The ministry is continuing to administer the Johnson and Johnson and Sinopharm vaccines to persons 18 years and older. Members of the public are encouraged to get vaccinated to protect themselves from severe illness, hospitalization and/or death associated with COVID-19.
The country has seen, in recent weeks, an increase in respiratory infections and this has been attributed to the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) together with influenza B, influenza A and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
Members of the public are also encouraged to take the flu vaccine.