Jamaica to get 20,000 Moderna vaccine in April

Thanks to the National Health Fund (NHF), 20,000 Moderna vaccine has been added to Jamaica’s vaccination efforts.

Chairman of the NHF Howard Mitchell told local media that the vaccines should arrive on the island in April.

Mitchell said the NHF is in discussions with 25 suppliers of vaccines. But admitted that some of these suppliers are yet to get World Health Organization approval. 

“None of those discussions have yet come to the point where we can sign a contract, including the discussion with the producers of Covaxin in India. But my instructions are to pursue those discussions to the point of contract and then await further instructions,” he revealed.  

He is urging Jamaicans to be more consistent in following COVID-19 protocols, especially during the expected lull in vaccine arrivals.