No AstraZeneca vaccine in Jamaica

May 15, 2024
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Chief Medical Officer Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie says Jamaica stopped using the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in July 2022.

"Simply because it has not been on the market," she said at this morning's post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House. 

Bisasor-McKenzie explained that it is unlikely for anyone who took the vaccine to now be developing side effects.

She said the period for side effects was three days to three months after the shot was administered. 

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