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Readers' reactions – Under-50s will have to hold off on second jab

Published:Saturday | June 19, 2021 | 12:08 AM

Jamaicans under 50 years old who have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine may have to wait longer for their second jab, as the Government places vulnerable groups as priority. Approximately 35,000 people will be affected, Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton confirmed. Here are some readers' reactions from The Gleaner's social media pages:


So people will have to wait longer than the 12 weeks interval is what you are saying…? – @radiantlatty

Not fair to say that though, they have been continuously focusing on the most vulnerable group, i.e. over 50s, and have to ensure they get their second doses. It is prioritising. Some younger ones got first doses during the big "blitz" but may have to wait longer for their second. – @Petchary


If they have to wait longer that means that they would have to start from scratch again. Based on experience BTW! – Romian Strachan

It was very important that you got it on time, they even give you a card to remind you and to hear this makes no sense – Jermaine Skerty Sinclair


Doesn't that negate the effects of the first dose? – @sianscaribbeankitchen