Professor Clive Landis, Chairman of the University of the West Indies COVID-19 Task Force, believes Jamaica could see a significant drop in hospitalisation within six weeks of vaccinating the elderly population.
The number of people hospitalised has become a major worry for health authorities in recent weeks.
All COVID-19 hospital bed spaces are now occupied with the government opening field hospitals and hiring additional staff.
Dr. Landis says the worry should be lessened when the elderly population is vaccinated and “those effects you tend to see round about six weeks.”
Professor Landis was speaking Wednesday night on TVJ’s All Angles.
Jamaica is set to begin administering vaccines to the elderly in April, based on the health ministry’s interim vaccine plan.