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Booster shots available for J’cans 18 years and over – Tufton

Minister of Health Dr. Christopher Tufton on Wednesday (December 15) announced that all Jamaicans over 18 years old can get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.

Tufton made the disclosure during a media briefing where he revealed that Jamaica had received approximately 200,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine from the United States government.

According to Tufton, the additional supplies will be used to facilitate booster shots.

“Persons who have taken the Pfizer vaccine and are six months after their second dose can now receive a booster shot of the same Pfizer vaccine,” Tufton said.

“Persons who have taken a single dose of Johnson and Johnson and are now two months after taking that dose, can now take two shots of the Johnson and Johnson as their booster. Or can await a six month period after the first shot of Johnson and Johnson and take a Pfizer vaccine as their booster,”added Tufton.

Initially the minister was only offering boosters to people over 60 years old and health workers.

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