by STAFF WRITER
December 20, 2021
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Dec 20, CMC – Jamaica health authorities Monday said its internationally accepted coronavirus (COVID-19) digital vaccination cards will not now be available and blamed technical difficulties for the delay.
Last week, Health and Wellness Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton said that the digital cards would have been available on December 20 via the vaxcert.moh.gov.jm portal and would bring the island in line with global COVID-19 vaccination standards.
But in a statement announcing the delay, the Ministry of Health and Wellness said it is working to resolve the technical difficulties and apologised for any inconveniences caused.
It said the public will be kept updated on the developments, but gave no indication as to how soon the matter is expected to be resolved.
Under the new system, persons who have received the COVID-19 vaccine will be able to download their vaccination verification cards from the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ website to show proof that they have taken the jab.