JN’s ‘Immunise…Save Lives Campaign’ to Target More Schools


    The JN Foundation’s ‘Immunise… Save Lives Campaign’, will be targeting more schools and communities as it seeks to raise public awareness and encourage more persons to get vaccinated against the coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

    Claudine Allen, general manager, JN Foundation, said the campaign, which was launched by the JN Foundation last year, will be partnering with the May Day High School in Manchester and the B.B. Coke High School in St. Elizabeth for its next immunisation drives scheduled for late February.

    “We are continuing with the campaign, but our modality will change a bit, as we partner more with the schools or any other organisation that expresses an interest and has the space to adequately accommodate physical distancing,” she informed.

    She disclosed that there are plans to establish a Vax Champ Ambassadorial programme, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Wellness, for roll out in select communities. This, she said, will also involve engaging clients of the JN Bank Small Business Loans division to come on board to facilitate pop-up immunisation drives.

    “We will train them and outfit their places of business and do pop-ups and more community localised vaccination drives,” she said.

    The JN Foundation was at deCarteret College in Mandeville, Manchester on January 21 where 264 persons were vaccinated. This brings to nearly 1,700 the number of people who have received a dose of a vaccine through the JN Foundation’s campaign.

    Over the past three months, JN Foundation has conducted four drives in Westmoreland, Manchester and Clarendon.

    In addition to those events, the organisation supported at least one vaccination drive in the Corporate Area, lending assistance to the Rotary Club of Trafalgar New Heights on December 4 at the Maverley Primary and Junior High School in St Andrew, where 110 Maverley residents received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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