Vybz Kartel gets first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel

Dancehall star Vybz Kartel was one of approximately 30 inmates of the Horizon Adult Correctional Centre who took the COVID-19 vaccine today.

According to the Observer, Vybz Kartel whose given name is Adidja Palmer was among the inmates who opted to take the vaccine.

“They took the AstraZeneca vaccine with the second dose scheduled as usual,” said the source.

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Last week the Jamaica Observer reported that despite vaccines being available for all the inmates in the Correctional Services, only about 10 per cent had been vaccinated.

At that time the outlet reported that 70 per cent of the inmates had indicated a hesitancy to be vaccinated.

Correctional Services officials had indicated that they were starting a drive in the prisons to urge inmates to accept the jab.