27 August 2021 | Leaders of a number of denominations in Jamaica, including the Adventist Church, have endorsed the country’s national coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination program.
On August 26, the Jamaican Information Service reported that Anglican, Roman Catholic, Church of God, Pentecostal, and Seventh-day Adventist leaders took part in a recent press conference organized by the Ministry of Health and Wellness at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston.
The press conference featured an update on the National Vaccination Implementation Plan and the role of faith-based organisations in the plan.
“All the religious representatives indicated that they have been fully vaccinated and encouraged all Jamaicans to take the vaccine for the well-being of the nation,” reported the JIS.
The government’s portfolio minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, thanked the leaders for their support and stressed the importance of faith-based support for the national vaccination drive.
“The church community endorses the vaccination program and encourages all of Jamaica, including the membership of the church, to take the vaccines as an effective part of the COVID response. As a government, we are appreciative of that partnership and collaboration around the greater good,” said Tufton.