The Jamaica Constabulary Force began its COVID-19 vaccination roll-out at the National Police College of Jamaica (NPCJ) in St Catherine yesterday.
Under the guidance of the Force’s Medical Services Branch (MSB) in collaboration with the St Catherine Health Department, twenty persons received the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, including the Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, Head of the Training Branch, Assistant Commissioner of Police Devon Watkis and several members of the NPCJ staff as well as some members of the team at the MSB.
The Commissioner encouraged all members of the Force to use the present window of opportunity to get the COVID-19 vaccine. “Outside of health care workers… as a group, I think the JCF is probably the most exposed after that. People come to us whether they are sick or well…we are at the frontline…we are always interfacing with the public. And so it is really important that our members are protected. Vaccination Jamaica is not something we aren’t used to, he said. This is just the latest in a range of vaccines. So I would encourage persons… sign up, register, get your vaccine so we can keep on doing our jobs in a protected state.”
After receiving his jab, Major General Anderson commented on the ease with which the process took place. “It’s a very simple process,” Major General Anderson explained. “And the vaccine…you hardly feel it,”
Major General Anderson said.