570 receive COVID vaccine at GraceKennedy blitz

The GraceKennedy (GK) Group in collaboration with the Private Sector Vaccination Initiative (PSVI), hosted a COVID-19 vaccination blitz at its headquarters in downtown Kingston on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

A total of 570 participants in the blitz received either their first or second COVID-19 vaccine dose, including 67 young people between the ages of 12 and 18 years.

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Monica Robotham gives family ‘a fighting chance’ at Sagicor Vax Day

After losing two loved ones to COVID-19 this year, Monica Robotham is on a mission to ensure that she encourages and mobilises as many people as possible to get vaccinated against the virus. Three members of Robotham’s family were among the hundreds of persons who went out to get vaccinated at the second Sagicor Group Jamaica Vax Day on Thursday, September 2.

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Red Stripe rallies Spanish Town Road businesses for vax drive

Red Stripe, as part of the Private Sector Vaccine Initiative (PSVI), will host “Trust the Facts. Get the Vax!”, a vaccination drive on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, for companies along the Spanish Town Road industrial belt.

The event is presented in partnership with Pepsi Cola Jamaica, Jamaica Biscuit Company and Celebration Brands Ltd. Red Stripe Managing Director Luis Prata expressed confidence that employees of his company and others on Spanish Town Road will fully participate in the event.

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Private sector gets ‘In the Loop’ with vaccine roll out

After only 8 weeks of implementing its vaccination programme as part of phase 2 of the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ (MoHW) national vaccination plan (NVP), the Private Sector Vaccine Initiative (PSVI) on Friday (September 24) reached a total of 20, 213 vaccinations facilitated among private sector employees and dependents.

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Health Minister Tufton pleased with the PSVI Vaccination Pilot

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton has expressed satisfaction at the execution of the Private Sector Vaccine Initiative (PSVI) pilot programme to vaccinate members of the productive sector.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has appointed the PSVI as an agent to carry out vaccination services to the private sector using vaccine supplies it allocates.

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Private sector starts vaccine initiative

Public health nurse Karen Smith delivers the first COVID-19 vaccine under the Private Sector Vaccine Initiative (PSVI) to Jamaica Producers Group Executive Assistant Vanessa Samuels at Girl Guide Headquarters in St Andrew, yesterday.

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Vaccinated teacher eager to return to the classroom

The learning loss from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been most significant among children who reside in low-resourced communities.

According to a September 2020 UNICEF/CAPRI children at the pre/basic school levels were not able to participate in distance learning due to a lack of facilities.

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Cabbie encourages colleagues to get vaccinated

Taxi and bus drivers face the risk of infection as many passengers ignore the mandatory mask-wearing guidelines when they use public transportation services at this time.

As Jamaica eases restrictions to boost economic activities, taxi operators such as Tommy look to vaccination as the best-added protection from contracting the COVID-19 virus.

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