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Jamaica: Vaccine shortages cause long waits in St Catherine

The climax of the Government’s four-day immunisation blitz was hit by supply shortages as several sites spanning across Jamaica ran short on inventory as thousands of Jamaicans swarmed centres on Tuesday. 

Persons were being turned away from the National Arena and Mona Ageing and Wellness Centre in St Andrew shortly after 10:00 a.m.

The shortages appeared to be widespread across St Catherine, as persons who turned out at Eltham High School, Linstead Anglican Church, and the Old Harbour Civic Centre said they had been waiting from as early as 7:30 a.m.

Up to 1:00 p.m., persons at Linstead, some as old as 94, said they had been waiting in vain after receiving promises that vials were on the way.

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