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JN’s ‘Immunise…Save Lives Campaign’ to target more schools

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:06 AM
A nurse administering a COVID-19 vaccine at the deCarteret College in Mandeville, Manchester, on January 21.
A nurse administering a COVID-19 vaccine at the deCarteret College in Mandeville, Manchester, on January 21.

The JN Foundation’s ‘Immunise... Save Lives Campaign’ will be targeting more schools and vulnerable communities as it seeks to raise public awareness and encourage unvaccinated persons to take the jab to protect themselves against COVID-19.

Claudine Allen, general manager, JN Foundation, said the campaign, which was launched last year, will be partnering with the May Day High School in Manchester and the B.B. Coke High School in St Elizabeth for its next immunisation drives scheduled for late February.

“We are continuing with the campaign, but our execution will change a bit as we focus more on children and vulnerable communities,” she informed.

The JN Foundation was at deCarteret College in Mandeville, Manchester, on January 21, where 264 persons were vaccinated. This brings to nearly 1,700, the number of people who have received a dose of a vaccine through the JN Foundation’s campaign.

Over the past three months, JN Foundation has conducted four drives in Westmoreland, Manchester and Clarendon.

In addition to those events, the organisation supported at least one vaccination drive in the Corporate Area, lending assistance to the Rotary Club of Trafalgar New Heights on December 4 at the Maverley Primary and Junior High School in St Andrew, where 110 Maverley residents received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Data from the Ministry of Health and Wellness indicated that the country on Wednesday, January 26, reported 527 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with six deaths and 559 persons hospitalised.