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Health ministry dismisses Shaw's claim of Polio vaccine shortage

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2013 | 6:06 PM

The health ministry is this evening dismissing claims that the country is facing a shortage of Polio vaccine.

According to the health ministry, there is no truth to claims that Jamaica is having problems with credit or payment arrangements.

The response comes over a week after Jamaica Labour Party leadership aspirant Audley Shaw told support that between August and September the country was facing a shortage of Polio vaccine.

In a statement today, director of communications at the Ministry of Health Neville Graham conceded that there was a supply problem between March and April when several damaged batches arrived in the island.

However, he says the ministry, in collaboration with long-standing partners, activated contingency arrangements which resulted in a return to normalcy by the first week of June.


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