Cabinet Minister, Delroy Chuck is calling on unvaccinated parents and their children to take the jab in the interest of them returning to school in the new year.

Mr. Chuck who is the justice minister made the call while speaking Friday morning at the official opening of the Mandeville Family Court in Manchester.

His call comes as Jamaica’s vaccination rate continues to linger around an average of 2,000 people being vaccinated per day.

The minister says parents should ensure their children who’re eligible for the jab get vaccinated.

So far about 18 per cent of Jamaica’s population have been fully vaccinated. Minister Chuck says this isn’t good enough for Jamaica to move forward.

Delroy Chuck, Minister of Justice speaking Friday morning at the official opening of the Mandeville Family Court in Manchester.