Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, says fully vaccinated Jamaicans should soon expect more preferential treatment as the government moves towards implementing a vaccine option in the country.
The government has so far given approval for vaccinated spectators to attend a World Cup qualifier against the United States in the National Stadium next Tuesday.
The health minister says he expects similar approvals to be granted in the future.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has indicated that Jamaicans who’ve been vaccinated against the virus have taken the necessary steps to protect themselves and the society.
He says those people must begin to enjoy greater freedoms.
The health minister agrees.
Meanwhile, Dr. Tufton says the current legal challenges before the Supreme Court to various corporate sector vaccination policies may not be a bad thing.
Employees of Digicel and CARIMED have sought injunctions in the Supreme Court barring the companies from enforcing their mandatory vaccination policies.
National Commercial Bank, NCB, is similarly engaged in a stand off with its Staff Association.
The minister says the government will await the outcome of the judicial process.
Dr. Christopher Tufton, Health and Wellness Minister.