Posted: Saturday, October 9, 2021. 1:42 pm CST.
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: 201,217 persons in Belize have now received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccines, according to the Friday, October 8 COVID-19 Vaccination Report released by the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW).
The MOHW said that by Friday, 150,871 persons had been fully vaccinated in Belize
4,423 persons 18 and older were vaccinated since the last report on Wednesday, October 6.
Up to October 8, a total of 26,611 persons between 12 – 17 years of age have been vaccinated with Pfizer vaccines.
The MOHW started out with AstraZeneca vaccines but has added Sinopharm, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines.
Persons wishing to vaccinate may visit vaccinating sites countrywide and may also register online for an appointment online.
“Vaccinations are now available for everyone; 18 years and older,” said the MOHW. “Persons who have been vaccinated for at least 8 weeks are asked to visit any Ministry of Health and Wellness’ health facility to get their second dose of the vaccine. We also advise that even after getting vaccinated, persons are to continue wearing a face mask properly in public, maintain consistent physical distancing, avoid social gatherings, and wash and sanitize hands often. Please be safe and stay at home unless conducting essential business.”
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