As of Monday morning, February 24, a donation of 1,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines arrived in country via cargo flight to the Philip Goldson International Airport. At arrival, Dr. Melissa Diaz Musa and Dr. Julio Sabido received the donation on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Thanks to the people and Government of Barbados, Belize now has the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines in country, and will begin their vaccine rollout programme.
Naturally, the Ministry is very excited about this first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccines donated to Belize. This will allow for the commencement of the vaccination of Belize’s frontline health workers early next week. The vaccines are currently in storage at the National Vaccine Storage Facility at Western Regional Compound in Belmopan.
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The Minister of Health and Wellness, Hon. Michel Chebat, expressed his appreciation for the donation given to Belize by the Government and people of Barbados.
Belize’s Vaccine Roll-Out Programme
A press conference to share more information on the vaccine donation and rollout is scheduled for Monday, March 1, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. The press conference will be hosted by the Prime Minister Hon. John Briceño along with the Minister of Health and Wellness, Hon. Michel Chebat, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Eamon Courtenay.