On Thursday morning, August 26, the Government of Belize received 132,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccines through a partnership with UNICEF and the African Union’s African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT). Now, persons who are able to be vaccinated will soon have another option at vaccine sites when inquiring about COVID-19 vaccines. Present for the arrival was Dr. Melissa Diaz Musa, Deputy Regional Manager, Central Health Region on behalf of MOHW and Ms. Paulett Wade, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, UNICEF Belize.
In Belize, a total of153,225 persons or 35.6% of the population had received at least one dose of the vaccine. This represents an increase of 7,658 new vaccinations over last week’s numbers. Additionally, 61,567 or 14.3% of the population has been fully vaccinated, an increase of 5,237 more persons over last week’s 56,330. In sum, that’s just about 50% of the population in Belize vaccinated.