Jamaica says that COVID-19 vaccines from India will arrive on March 8

The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Jamaica has informed that the COVID-19 vaccines from India will arrive on March 8, instead of previous announced date of March 4.  The shipment of 50,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine has been made possible, courtesy of the generosity of the government of India with whom Jamaica enjoys a long diplomatic relationship and from whom the updated arrival information was recently received, the ministry said.

This first batch is to be followed by the March 11 arrival of 14,400 doses of the vaccine, procured under the COVAX Facility – a global risk-sharing mechanism for pooled procurement andequitable distribution of eventual COVID-19 vaccines. Another 1.8 million doses, procured under a deal with the African Medical Supply Platform, is to follow.

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