The Pan American Health Organization is an integral partner for the Government of Belize. PAHO, through funding from the European Union, has secured down payments to purchase over one million doses of the expected COVID-19 vaccine for all Caribbean member states. For Belize, that means vaccine coverage for thirty percent of the population. Health and Wellness Minister Michel Chebat says that the vaccine will not be in the country until a few more months. He says that the government and PAHO are working to determine a delivery date.

Michel Chebat, Minister of Health and Wellness

“We are working diligently to get the vaccine in to our country and so we are asking our population to just be patient because I know we have asked a lot of them already but give us a little bit more time to be able to get this vaccine into the country and that should help us. As you know we have signed on to the COVAX facility. We have paid already for thirty percent of the vaccine we need for our population and so we are working with PAHO to determine a delivery date for Belize.”

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