Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that the government is set to reconsider the 422-million dollar allocation made for a public education and marketing campaign for Covid-19 vaccines.
The announcement comes amid public backlash against the government’s planned expenditure on the vaccination education campaign.
The Prime Minister now says the government is open to reconsidering the decision.
The Prime Minister says his sense is that the population is now more open to taking the vaccine.
He says with this increased buy in for the vaccination programme, the government is now able to reallocate the scarce health spending.
The Prime Minister is maintaining that there will still be need for some amount of public education.
He says the reallocated resources from the public education campaign could be redirected to acquiring more vaccines.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness.
He was speaking this morning at the groundbreaking ceremony for a health centre in his West Central St. Andrew constituency.