Asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants living in Belize to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021


UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the Ministry of Health and Wellness announce to asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants living in Belize, that they can receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
“The Ministry of Health and Wellness is committed to offer persons living in Belize the COVID-19 vaccine, following the rollout plan. When it’s your turn, get vaccinated,” said Hon. Michel Chebat, Minister of Health and Wellness.
Vaccination Phases 1, 2 and 3 are now open in the following groups:
1A. Healthcare workers, 1B. 60 years and older; 1C. persons with cancer, HIV or requiring dialysis; 2A. teachers and police officers; 2B. national assembly, judiciary, customs, and immigration, 2C. tourism sector; 3A. BDF, Coast Guard, Fire Service; 3B. Persons with co-morbidities that are 50 years and older; 3C. Red Cross and utility workers (telephone, cable, electricity, water companies and banks).
When it is your turn, register for the vaccine or visit your nearest vaccination site. An identification card that states your name and date of birth is required. Identification cards issued by your country of birth or issued in Belize are accepted.
“To conquer the battle against COVID-19, everyone must have access to the vaccine, especially the most vulnerable. By allowing refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants the opportunity to get vaccinated, we are protecting ourselves, our families, and our communities from this deadly virus. I also want to thank the Ministry of Health and Wellness for a vaccination campaign that leaves no one behind,” said Yolanda Zapata, UNHCR’s Head of Office in Belize.
For more information on this topic, please contact:
Ministry of Health and Wellness at 0-800-MOH-CARE;
Aida Escobar – Senior Public Information Assistant, at 672-2399 or [email protected].

 

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