Twenty-two per cent of children who’re eligible to be vaccinated in Jamaica have taken the jab.

That’s according to the Director of Family Health Services, Dr. Melody Ennis who says vaccination among children is mirroring that of the adult population.

She says last week they vaccinated more than 3,600 children between the ages of 12-and-18-years-old.

In the adult population, Dr. Ennis says 19,000 people got the jab last week.

Meanwhile, as the country grapples with the fourth wave and an increase in hospitalisations, Dr. Ennis says the number of children admitted has seen a moderate increase since last week.

Meanwhile, as the country grapples with the fourth wave and an increase in hospitalisations, Dr. Ennis says the number of children admitted has seen a moderate increase since last week.

Dr. Melody Ennis, Director of Family Health Services speaking during Let’s Talk Vax on Cliff Hughes Online this morning.

The country continues to record a high Covid-19 positivity rate. According to the Health Ministry’s latest update, the positivity rate now stands at 53.3 per cent.

Three thousand five hundred and eighty-six samples were tested. Of that number, 1,342 positive cases were recorded. The total number of Covid-19 cases now stands at 107,721.

Eight additional fatalities have been recorded. The deceased are from St. Catherine, St. Ann and Portland. They bring the total number of Covid-19 deaths recorded to 2,514. 

Meanwhile, there were 99 new recoveries recorded in the update. This brings the total number of recoveries to 66,850.

Three hundred and eighty-eight people are hospitalised. One hundred and nineteen are moderately ill, 25 are severely ill, and 5 are considered critical.