Belize Receives 1st Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccines Today From Barbados

by McNab Editorial Team

The Ministry of Health and Wellness and the Government of Belize are pleased to announce that Belize will be receiving its first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine from the Government and people of Barbados. The donation of 1,000 Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccines will be arriving at the Philip Goldson International Airport by cargo flight today, February 24, 2021. Additionally, representatives of the Ministry of Health and Wellness will be present to officially receive the donation.

Barbados Supports Its CARICOM Sister Countries

Hon. Michel Chebat, Minister of Health and Wellness, expresses gratitude on behalf of the Prime Minister of Belize, Hon. John Briceño, and the people of Belize for the donations that were fast-tracked to arrive almost immediately after the acceptance of an offer from Belize’s CARICOM sister country. Belize continues in bilateral negotiations with other countries to source and buy additional COVID-19 vaccines for the country. In addition, the Ministry anticipates as well the arrival of the COVAX vaccines at the end of March or the beginning of April.

Header photo shows members of Barbados parliament receiving the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. Photo via Twitter @KevzPolitics

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