Vaccination blitz this weekend – Appointments advised

The island will this weekend operate another in its series of vaccination blitz activities, as part of efforts to get 65 per cent of the population protected from COVID-19 by March 2022.

Blitz and other vaccination sites this weekend are in table below.

Saturday, August 28, 2021
KINGSTON & ST. ANDREW

 

National Arena

 

AstraZeneca & Pfizer
ST. THOMAS

 

Morant Bay Health Centre

(9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

 

Pfizer

 

ST. CATHERINE

 

Portmore HEART Academy

(10:00 am – 4:00pm)

 

Pfizer

 

HANOVER

 

Sandy Bay Health Centre

(10:00 am – 4:00 pm)

 

Pfizer

 

ST. JAMES

 

Montego Bay Comprehensive Centre – Type V

(9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

 

Pfizer
Sandals Inn

(9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

 

Pfizer
Central Assembly Basic School, Norwood

(10:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Pfizer
TRELAWNY

 

Bounty Hall Health Centre

(10:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Pfizer
Duncans Health Centre

(10:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Pfizer
Clark’s Town Health Centre

(10:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Pfizer
Lowe River Health Centre

(11:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Pfizer
Warsop Health Centre

(11:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Pfizer
Falmouth Health Centre

(10:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Pfizer
WESTMORELAND

 

 

Savanna-la-Mar Health Centre

(10:00 am – 3:00 pm)

AstraZeneca

 

Manning’s High School

(10:00 am – 3:00 pm)

 

Pfizer

Sunday, August 29, 2021
ST. JAMES

 

Montego Bay Comprehensive Health Centre – Type V

(10:00 am – 4;00 pm)

 

Pfizer

 

 

 

Sandals Inn

(9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

 

Pfizer

 

Norwood Adventist Church

(10:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Pfizer
TRELAWNY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Falmouth Health Centre

(9:00 am – 4:00pm)

 

Pfizer
Wakefield Health Centre

(10:00 am – 4:00 pm)

 

Pfizer
Duncans Health Centre

(10:00 am – 4:00 pm)

 

Pfizer
Rio Bueno Health Centre

(10:00 am – 4:00 pm)

 

Pfizer
Ulster Spring Health Centre

(11:00 am – 4:00 pm)

 

Pfizer
Wait – A – Bit Health Centre

(11:00 am – 4:00 pm)

 

Pfizer
ST. ANN Turtle River Park

(9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Pfizer
St. MARY St. Mary’s Anglican Church Hall, Port Maria

(9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

AstraZeneca & Pfizer
WESTMORELAND

 

 

Savanna-la-Mar Health Centre (10:00 am – 3:00 pm) AstraZeneca

 

Manning’s High School

(10:00 am -3:00 pm)

Pfizer
Monday, August 30, 2021
KINGSTON & ST. ANDREW

 

 

 

National Arena

(9:00 am – 3:00 pm)

 

AstraZeneca & Pfizer

 

 

MANCHESTER

 

 

Manchester High School

(9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

 

Pfizer

 

 

Porous High School

(9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

 

Pfizer

 

 

Mandeville Regional Hospital

(9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

AstraZeneca
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
KINGSTON & ST. ANDREW

 

 

 

National Arena

(9:00 am – 3:00 pm)

AstraZeneca & Pfizer
MANCHESTER

 

Manchester High School

(9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

 

Pfizer

 

 

Porous High School

(9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

 

Pfizer

 

 

Mandeville Regional Hospital

(9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

AstraZeneca

 

Information on the blitz and other vaccination sites are also available at https://vaccination.moh.gov.jm.

As at 4:00 pm today, the island was up to 505,781 doses administered. Of that number, some 363,941 were first doses and 139,463 were second doses. The remainder were single doses.

Since COVID-19 vaccinations began in March this year, the island has received more than a million (some 1,139,140) doses of vaccines, including from the African Medical Supply Platform, the COVAX Facility, Canada, India, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The vaccines are AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness continues to advise members of the public to get vaccinated. To do so, Jamaicans are encouraged to make their vaccination appointments online at www.moh.gov.jm or by calling the Vaccination Call Centre at 888-ONE-LOVE (888-663-5683).

Once members of the public have their appointments confirmed, they should visit their vaccination site with their government-issued identification or a letter from the Justice of the Peace. Those due a second dose will also need to take their vaccination card.        

The Ministry is also urging the public to remain vigilant in their adherence to infection prevention and control measures, notably, mask wearing; maintaining a physical distance from others; and frequently washing and/or sanitising hands.

On Thursday, August 26, the island recorded 605 new COVID-19 infections and confirmed 12 deaths. The new cases moved the total number of infections to 64,899 since the first case was recorded last year while the death toll climbed to 1,465.