The Ministry of Health and Wellness says today it will take vaccination on the road with the first stop being Sovereign Centre in Kingston.
With the benefit of a mobile unit, tents, and a team of health care workers, the Ministry and the South East Regional Health Authority are looking to vaccinate as many Jamaicans as possible.
The Ministry says the inoculation will take place between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm.
Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, says the mobile vaccination drive shows how serious the Ministry is about saving lives and helping to preserve families and livelihoods.
To benefit, members of the public only need to show up with their TRN and government-issued identification or a letter from a Justice of the Peace.
The Ministry is urging Jamaicans to go out and become vaccinated against COVID-19 while also remaining vigilant in their practice of infection prevention and control measures.
Meanwhile, Professor of Public Health and Aging, Denise Eldemire-Shearer, is urging the public to desist from pushing the narrative, that taking the vaccine is futile because one can still contract the virus even after taking the jab.
While the science confirms that the vaccine doesn’t prevent a person from getting COVID-19, Professor Shearer says it’s still vital that people get inoculated.
She explained that misinformation about how the vaccine works is at the center of the anti-vax campaign.
Professor Shearer is also seeking to remind the public that mask-wearing should still be practiced despite being fully inoculated.
She says the focus should be herd immunity.
Meanwhile, Professor Shearer says the vaccination take-up has been slow.
Denise Eldemire Shearer, Professor of Public Health and Aging.