Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Dunstan Bryan, says the last three days of the vaccination blitz has been the largest vaccination effort ever undertaken in the history of Jamaica.

The Permanent Secretary says the country has never vaccinated so many persons in such a short period of time.

Mr. Bryan says preliminary numbers from the blitz suggest there have been record inoculations across the island.

More than 20-thousand Jamaicans took the jab yesterday.

The rush on vaccination sites come as news emerged that the current batch of Aztrazeneca vaccines are set to expire today, April 13.

The Permanent Secretary says the Ministry is hoping to vaccinate a further 15-thousand Jamaicans today.

Mr. Bryan says the Ministry was not concerned about the demand for the vaccines.

He says there were concerns about the public health system’s capacity to deliver the record number of doses.

He says vaccinations continued late into last evening.

The Permanent Secretary says after today’s vaccination activities, there will be a pause to allow health care staff to recuperate.

Vaccinations will resume next Monday.

Dunstan Bryan, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

He was speaking last evening during Nationwide at 5 with Cliff Hughes and Tyrone Reid.