The Government of the United Kingdom has announced a donation of 42,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to the people of Belize. This donation to Belize comes as part of the wider pledge by the UK government to donate 100 million excess COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries.

Foreign Minister Hon. Eamon Courtenay and the staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belize worked with representatives of the UK government, including Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, UK Minister of State for the Commonwealth, and H.E. Claire Evans, British High Commissioner, and her team to secure the necessary doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for the people of Belize. These vaccines will be utilized as part of Belize’s ongoing national vaccination rollout.

The Government of Belize expresses its gratitude to the UK government for this donation and for its support to Belize in its fight against COVID-19 and strongly commends the leadership demonstrated by the United Kingdom in vaccine development and ensuring equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines.