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Jamaica Among Four Caribbean Countries Yet to Vaccinate 20% of Population

According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Jamaica is one of four Caribbean countries which is yet to vaccinate 20 percent of their populations.

Meanwhile, the Director of PAHO, Dr. Carissa Etienne, on Wednesday said that several Latin America and the Caribbean countries are on track to reach the World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 vaccination target of 40 percent before the end of the year.

The Dominican-born PAHO director also introduced three possible scenarios for the future of the pandemic, highlighting also that while the overall vaccination rate in Latin America and the Caribbean currently stands at 39 percent “in far too many places, coverage is much lower.”

“Six countries in our region have yet to reach 20 percent of their populations, these are Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent, and the Grenadines, and Haiti in the Caribbean, and Guatemala and Nicaragua in Central America,” she said.

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