The Medical Association of Jamaica, MAJ, is in agreement with calls by the National Health Fund, NHF, to have private doctors administer COVID-19 vaccines.

MAJ President, Dr. Andrew Manning, says having private doctors involved, would only improve the vaccination process.

Yesterday businessman Howard Mitchell urged the Ministry of Health to allow private doctors to inoculate their patients when it becomes necessary.

Speaking with our News centre yesterday, Dr. Manning said discussions are ongoing with the ministry about the role private doctors play in the vaccination process.

Dr. Manning notes that the process of selecting private doctors who are sufficiently equipped to carry out vaccination procedures will be tedious.

He added that private doctors will be required to schedule enough patients to use all the doses in one vile.

When asked if he’s concerned about misplaced vaccines, Dr. Manning said no.

Dr. Andrew Manning, President of the Medical Association of Jamaica..