Prime Minister Andrew Holness says once fresh stocks of the Pfizer Branded COVID-19 Vaccine arrive on the island they’ll be limited to the vaccination of students as previously intended.

He made the announcement in the House of Representatives last evening.

The Prime Minister says there’s no guarantee that the government will be able to supply the Pfizer Vaccine to the general public.

The particular brand has proven popular with Jamaicans with the government depleting its current stock and further shipments having been delayed.

However, the Prime Minister says the government is currently working through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to obtain additional doses from a sister CARICOM country.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Holness is discouraging Jamaicans from seeking particular brands of vaccines.

He’s urging take-up of all readily available and safe jabs currently on the island.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

And, Prime Minister Holness, says the government will be moving to recruit dedicated vaccinators in order to improve efficiency and reduce the strain on the public health system.

He says currently public health professionals have to be moved from their general duties to do vaccinations.

He extended the call for dedicated vaccinators to the Jamaican Diaspora.

The Prime Minister says public health vaccinations will still continue under the current system as they attempt to improve it going forward through expanding into the private sector.

Mr. Holness also says the government will most likely return to the appointment system and eliminate walk-ins.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

He was speaking in the House of Representatives last evening.