Sun | Oct 2, 2022

Booster dose of AstraZeneca vaccine now available

Published:Saturday | February 5, 2022 | 10:48 AM
The move will allow Jamaicans 18 years and older to receive a booster dose of AstraZeneca once they are fully vaccinated.

The Ministry of Health & Wellness is advising that all eligible members of the public will be provided booster doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine effective Monday, February 7.

The move will allow Jamaicans 18 years and older to receive a booster dose of AstraZeneca once they are fully vaccinated.

Booster doses can be administered to persons who have taken AstraZeneca and are six months after their second dose; persons who have taken a Pfizer vaccine and are now six months after their second dose; and persons who have taken Sinopharm and are six months after their second dose.

To receive a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccines, members of the public should visit any of the Ministry's access points for vaccination.

Persons are asked to take their vaccination card and a Government-issued identification or letter from a Justice of the Peace.

Meanwhile, effective Monday, February 7, Jamaica will offer the AstraZeneca/Johnson and Johnson vaccine 28 days or later to persons who received the Moderna vaccine as the first dose in their primary series.

Additionally, persons who received the Sinopharm vaccine as a first dose can be offered AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson or Pfizer as a second dose, 28 days after their first dose.

Persons who received AstraZeneca as a first dose may also be offered Pfizer as the second dose eight to 12 weeks after the first.

Once persons have received two mixed doses they will be classified as fully vaccinated.

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