KINGSTON, Jamaica (Friday, May 20, 2022) — Jamaica is in dialogue with several countries to acquire coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines for children aged five to 11 years.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, made the disclosure during the Ministry’s COVID Conversations virtual press conference on Wednesday.
“We have good indication from both the United Kingdom and Spain, that we will be able to get vaccines for five- to 11-year-olds,” she said, noting that the discussions and negotiations are ongoing.
Currently, children aged five to 11 years are eligible to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
They will be given a child-sized dose, which is one-third of the dose offered to adults and adolescents.