A total of 14,650 persons in Jamaica have received COVID-19 jabs since the vaccination rollout programme began last Wednesday, March 10.
This was revealed by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Dunstan Bryan.
During an update on the vaccination programme at Tuesday’s meeting of the COVID-19 parliamentary committee, Bryan noted that the the number of persons vaccinated between March 10 to 15 represented 84 per cent of the 17,050 persons initially targeted for week one.
“So overall we have vaccinated approximately 14,650 persons to date. Of that, that is 84 per cent of the target for week one. It is 30 per cent of the target for month one (47,650 persons), and we have vaccinated one percent of the target for year one, which is 65 per cent of the population,” he elaborated.
The Government intends to target 1,924,759 persons for vaccination by March of next year.