Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton on Sunday (May 30) shared that Jamaica had received another batch of vaccines from the COVAX facility.
According to Tufton, who shared videos of the arrival of the vaccines on his social media platforms, the country had received an additional 55,200 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Tufton said the vaccines would be used primarily to inoculate those due for their second doses, as well as, the targeted population.
“Just Landed – 55,200 doses of the AstraZeneca Vaccine from the COVAX Facility,” tweeted Tufton on Sunday.
“The arrival of these new vaccines will be used to inoculate persons who are due their second dose, as well as those targeted to be vaccinated,” he added in a subsequent tweet.
Jamaica was the first country in the region to begin receiving its COVID-19 vaccine allotment through the COVAX Facility
In late April, Jamaica received its second batch from the facility.