COVID-19 in Jamaica: boosting, testing, vaccinating, and the Fourth Wave

Petchary's Blog

We got our booster shots this week. Our regular vaccination centre was bursting at the seams, so we drove down the road apiece to St. Joseph’s Hospital. As far as getting a needle stuck in your arm can be a pleasant experience – it really was! We sat under a big, airy tent on the hospital’s spacious grounds, and one doctor explained possible side effects to each one of us in a sensible and matter of fact way, answering questions from everyone. Another doctor wheeled a trolley with the vaccines in a small igloo.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, with Wareika Hill/Long Mountain behind. (My photo)

So that was done. I admit that I felt pretty lousy the following day (my husband had a mere headache). I felt very much like the Jamaican version of a tweet that made me laugh. After his booster, this American tweeter said he “felt like a…

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