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‘The right direction’: Half of school-age youth vaxxed

Posted: Thursday, December 9, 2021. 9:05 am CST.

By Aaron Humes: According to Cabinet, 23,768 or 50 percent of the population ages 12 to 15 have been fully vaccinated and over 13,000 Belizeans have received their booster shots against COVID-19.

Overall according to the latest Cabinet update, as of December 7; 209,662 persons or 48.7 percent have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 196,206 or 45.6 percent have been fully vaccinated.

“This represents about 67 percent of the adult population vaccinated, an indication that the nation is moving in the right direction,” an Executive report said on Wednesday.

Currently, there are more than 360,000 vaccines available.

Cabinet reminds that it has also approved free testing for all students returning home during the month of December through all border points of entry, and continues to encourage those not yet vaccinated to do so, and reminds Belizeans who have been fully vaccinated for more than five months that booster shots are now available.

The public is further reminded to maintain physical distance, wash hands regularly, and wear a mask or face-covering in public.

 

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