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Jamaica In Dialogue To Procure COVID-19 Vaccines For Children

By: , May 20, 2022
Jamaica In Dialogue To Procure COVID-19 Vaccines For Children
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Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie.

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Jamaica is in dialogue with several countries to acquire coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines for children aged five to 11 years.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, made the disclosure during the Ministry’s COVID Conversations virtual press conference on May 18.

“We have good indication from both the United Kingdom and Spain that we will be able to get vaccines for five to 11-year-olds,” she said, noting that the discussions and negotiations are ongoing.

Currently, children aged five to 11 years are eligible to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

They will be given a child-sized dose, which is one-third of the dose offered to adults and adolescents.

 

Last Updated: May 20, 2022

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