The Ministry of Health & Wellness, through its International Health Regulations Unit and the National Epidemiology Branch is closely monitoring and gathering data on the COVID-19 situation in China and other parts of the World.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor McKenzie, CD stated:
“We are also well aware of the changes in climate and the increase in traveling and crowding at this time, which will cause an uptick in viral illnesses, including COVID-19. We continue to urge Jamaicans to practice the infection prevention and control measures to safeguard against these illnesses by washing hands frequently, wearing a mask, avoid crowds and getting vaccinated.”
“In the coming days, the Ministry will further update the country on this and other public health matters,” the CMO added.
Members of the public are reminded that COVID-19 vaccines are available at health centres across the island. Persons, who have not been vaccinated, should get vaccinated and persons who have not received their booster dose, should do so at this time.
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