Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, says he welcomes the United States’ commitment to donate millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Latin America and the Caribbean.

He’s reacting to news that the US government will donate in the first instance 6 million doses of the jab through the COVAX initiative to Latin America and the Caribbean.

Mr. Holness was speaking at the renaming ceremony for the Denham Town Primary School and the Denham Town Infant School in West Kingston yesterday.

The two schools have been renamed the Edward Seaga Primary School and the Edward
Seaga Infant School, in honour of the late former Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for the area.

The Prime Minister says while the gift is welcome it should be noted that Jamaica is willing and able to pay for doses of COVID-19 vaccines if made available for purchase by wealthier nations.

Prime Minister, Andrew Holness.