Young people are invited to have fun and get vaccinated on December 12, the day that young Jamaicans will celebrate the nation’s 45th anniversary of Independence. The Scotiabank Arena, located at King’s House in St Andrew, will be transformed into a safe haven as 300 vaccines will be administered to young Jamaicans across Jamaica. The mass vaccination clinic, which will be the largest since the introduction of the national vaccination initiative, is supported by CMOIDS (Chemical Safety Online), the PNP Youth Council, Fanie Ballesteros Chiropractic Clinic, and the National Pan-African Youth Association (NPYA). Several outstanding entertainers are expected to perform at the event, which will feature a series of interactive activities, as part of the celebration of Independence.
“This clinic is a highlight of 2019,” said Naomi-Mai Wright, the PNP Youth Council’s member of Parliament. “We have a lot of partners in this important initiative who have been with us from the beginning and who have contributed to the success of the programme. We have always been thankful for their input and energy, and we hope that the event will go a long way to achieve our vision of getting all children fully vaccinated.”
The aim of the Scotiabank Anthem and Vaccine One is to build a significant partnership between Jamaica’s young people and the critical vaccination interventions that support them in their health and development. We encourage all Jamaicans of voting age to support this campaign in its bid to ensure every single young Jamaican has access to these life-saving vaccines.