President of the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association, JMDA, Dr. Mindi Fitz Henley says fewer people are becoming vaccinated since the government suspended the administration of the Pfizer vaccine.

Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton announced the government was suspending the Pfizer programme last week until the next batch arrives in the next few weeks.

But Prime Minister Andrew Holness says when subsequent batches of the Pfizer vaccine arrive in the island they’ll be reserved for school-aged children and those due second doses.

Dr. Fitz Henley is also assuring people due to their second doses they can wait a few more weeks.

She also anticipates larger groups of people will be coming out to get the jab, after a policy change announced by the US government recently.

Dr. Mindi Fitz Henley, President of the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association, JMDA.