Friday, May 24, 2024


Belize begins COVID-19 vaccine rollout; three healthcare workers vaccinated with more vaccines on the way

The vaccine rollout to fight COVID-19 started in Belize City after three healthcare workers received the country's first vaccination on Monday, March 1st. The vaccine, Oxford-AstraZeneca, is part of a small shipment donated to Belize from Barbados. The first public servants to be vaccinated included Head of the COVID-19 Unit at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH), nurse Casilda Bowman, Chair of the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group Dr. Marcelo Coyi, and Head of Internal Medicine at KHMH, Dr. Eric Bradley.