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FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Third COVID-19 Vaccine

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the third vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The EUA allows the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the U.S for use in individuals 18 years of age and older.

Jamaica to Receive Donation of COVID-19 Vaccines from India

The Government is to receive a donation of AstraZeneca vaccines from the Government of the Republic of India, to fight COVID-19.
The vaccines are scheduled to arrive next week, says Indian High Commissioner to Jamaica, His Excellency Ambassador Masakui Rungsung.

He was speaking at the handover of pharmaceutical and medical supplies donated by the Government of the Republic of India, at the Ministry of Health and Wellness, New Kingston, on Friday (February 26).

PM Holness Announces New COVID-19 Measures With Immediate Effect

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced new and stricter COVID-19 measures under the Disaster Risk Management Act, effective March 1.

The Government has implemented these measures amid an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations.

According to Prime Minister Holness, the Government has been forced to shift policy efforts in order to preserve lives and livelihoods.

“We have to take these drastic actions because citizens are not displaying the level of responsibility and compliance necessary,” said Prime Minister Holness.

J’cans encouraged to get familiar with OSH Bill

The legislation addresses safety and health in the Jamaican workplace within a framework that balances the competing interests of employers and workers.

EU, PAHO and UWI launch CARIFORUM climate change survey

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) will soon have a better understanding of what Caribbean people know about the links between climate change and their health.

Know the Facts. Help Prevent Dengue!

Dengue is an infection caused by a virus spread by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. There are four dengue viruses- called Dengue Type 1, 2, 3, and 4. You can only be infected by each “type” once in your lifetime. 

How To COVID-Proof My Workplace & Workstation – TIPS- UNDP Jamaica

WATCH TIPS on “How to ‘COVID-‘Proof’ your workplace and workstation”, with health and safety expert Michael Wilson. Michael outlines tips & strategies to keep safe at work. Perfect for employees & employers.

International Labour Standards

In the Caribbean, the ILO promotes a greater understanding of international labour standards among its constituents – governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations 

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