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Long Shot: Aiming to Reduce Vaccine Hesitancy

Date Published: 
March, 2022
Lead Researcher(s): 
Dr. Damien King
Thematic Area: 

Jamaica began its COVID-19 vaccination programme in March 2021, but Jamaica’s vaccination rate is the second lowest in the Caribbean region, and despite an adequate supply of vaccines, demand remains low. Jamaica is almost certain to fail to reach the desired goal of vaccinating 65 percent of the population by March 31, 2022. This report aims to explore why the uptake of vaccines in Jamaica is so low and what we can do to improve this.