KINGSTON, Jamaica, October 9, 2021 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness says new vaccination policies are to be implemented after the Government completes its public education campaign.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, October 8, 2021 - The vaccination certification carried by Jamaican nationals entering the United Kingdom will now be recognized following discussions between the UK Foreign Office and Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Sen. Kamina Johnson Smith.
WASHINGTON DC, October 3, 2021 - The Ministry of Health and Wellness’ Adopt-a-Clinic programme is gaining traction, particularly among the Diaspora in the United States, which has adopted several clinics across the island.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 22, 2021 - The Opposition Spokesman on Health and Wellness, Dr Morais Guy, MP, is calling for an urgent investigation into the procurement and distribution of counterfeit 3M-standard Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by the Ministry of Health. It is determined that this procurement is not of the requisite standard and are classified as fake PPEs by health care workers and professionals.
WASHINGTON DC, September 21, 2021 - President of the Pan American Health Organization’s 59th Directing Council, Jamaica's Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton, has lamented the devastating impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 12, 2021 - The Government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Implementation Programme has been endorsed by the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) and its affiliates.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 10, 2021 - Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton has confirmed that the new variant B.1.621 – 'Mu' variant of COVID-19 is in Jamaica.
KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Opposition Spokesperson for Labour and Social Security, Senator Dr. Floyd Morris, is calling for national dialogue, in the form of townhalls, with the public on vaccination requirements for employees. Morris makes the call within the context of a third wave of COVID-19 and growing anxiety around the topic of mandatory vaccination for workers.
KINGSTON, Jamaica September 5, 2021: The Opposition People’s National Party is calling for the Ministry of Health & Wellness to publish accurate data on the numbers of Covid and non-Covid patients who died in hospitals between Friday, August 27, 2021 and Monday, August 30, 2021, the period for which there was a shortage of oxygen in hospitals across the island.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 4, 2021 - Opposition spokesman on Labour, Senator Lambert Brown, has expressed concern over the continuing deaths of health care workers from health facilities across the island as a result of complications from the SARS-CoV2 virus, and questioned whether they are covered by insurance.