The weekly rate of vaccination among the Jamaican population has now hit an all time low of 4,000 jabs per week.
That’s according to Director of Family Health Services, Dr. Melody Ennis.
Dr. Ennis believes the low and slow take up rate could be attributed to the idea that Jamaicans are over the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr. Ennis says the national vaccination rate now stands at 25.5 per cent. The vaccination rate for the targeted population is just over 36 per cent. The rate among children, who are fully vaccinated, now stands at 26 per cent; just above the national average.
Meanwhile, the director of family health services informed that they’re in dialogue to get the vaccination formula for paediatric administration.
In the meantime, Dr. Ennis says over 100,000 vaccines are set to expire at the end of May.
Dr. Melody Ennis, Director of Family Health Services, speaking on Nationwide This Morning.