Entornointeligente.com / Jamaica has secured a total of 121,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines which are expected to be delivered over the course of the next two months.
The first instalment is to be approximately 75,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the African Medical Support Platform (AMSP), which are to arrive in the island in the next five days, Chairman of the National Health Fund (NHF), Howard Mitchell, disclosed in a statement today.
Yesterday, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton told Parliament that those doses are expected to arrive on Thursday.
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Mitchell further indicated that 20,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine from commercial sources are expected to arrive two to three weeks, along with another 26,000 doses of AstraZeneca thereafter.
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“These shipments totalling 121,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines should ensure the NHF’s ability to distribute vaccines through April into May 2021, until the supply chain for COVID-19 vaccine stabilises,” he said.
In Photo: Howard Mitchell
LINK ORIGINAL: Jamaica Gleaner