Jamaica is set to begin receiving approximately 1.5 million doses of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in August.

This was confirmed by Chairman of the National Health Fund, Howard Mitchell while speaking on Nationwide This Morning with Abka Fitz-Henley and Danielle Archer.

According to Mr. Mitchell until the doses arrive, the newly received AstraZeneca vaccines will be administered to individuals who had gotten their initial first jab.

He added that he’s hopeful that the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will arrive in Jamaica at the stipulated time as the doses were requested on a contractual basis.

Meanwhile, Mr. Mitchell shared that he’s confident Jamaica will benefit from the United States’ promise to share its surplusof COVID-19 doses.

Howard Mitchell, Chairman of the National Health Fund.