By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Central Health Region in the Ministry of Health said its COVID-19 vaccination drive continues this week up to Friday at the Matron Roberts Polyclinic, the Port Loyola Health Center, and the Central Health Region in Belize City, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
The Central Health Region is located behind the old Bliss Nursing Center in the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital compound (access between Social Security Board and the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital off Princess Margret Drive or next to Social Security on St Joseph St).
Vaccinations are also administered daily up to Friday at the Ladyville Health Center and the Caye Caulker Health Center from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Vaccinations in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, are administered at the San Pedro Lions Den from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm up to Thursday and from 8:30 m to 2:00 pm on Friday.
On Tuesday, December 14, vaccinations are also being administered by the mobile vaccinating unit along the George Price Highway from Mile 8 to Mile 25, at Freetown Sibun, and at Gracie Rock from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
On Wednesday, December 15, vaccinations will be administered by the mobile vaccinating unit at Maskall, Lucky Strike, and Rockstone Pond from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Then, on Saturday vaccinations will be administered at the Matron Roberts Polyclinic in Belize City from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (midday).
The Ministry of Health and Wellness continues encouraging Belizeans 12 years and up to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at any of its vaccination sites countrywide. The MOHW is also advising those persons who qualify for a booster shot to do so now.
For persons whose first two shots were AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Sinopharm, a booster is recommended three months after the second dose, and for those who were vaccinated with the Janssen vaccines, the booster is recommended two months after the first dose.
For those who have been vaccinated with AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and Sinopharm, the recommended booster is a Pfizer vaccine.
For those vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine, the Central Health Region is recommending a booster of the same vaccine.