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Jan 21, 2022

A Shame to Waste the Vaccines

Dr. Beer said that if all the vaccines were not administered by the expiry date, it would be lamentable, since many countries are still waiting for the medication, and the monetary value is so steep.

 

Dr. Natalia Beer

Dr. Natalia Beer, Technical Advisor for Maternal & Child Health, Ministry of Health & Wellness

“AstraZeneca, if we will utilize all doses that we have before the expiration date, it depends on all the persons that are pending to receive the vaccine.”

 

Marion Ali

“Can you put a dollar figure on what’s left there?”

 

Dr. Natalia Beer

“It’s roughly about four US dollars per dose and we have in stock currently fifty-nine thousand doses. Four hundred and seventy-two thousand dollars and vaccines just like any other pharmaceuticals are utilized first in first out, so the vaccines that we have in stock currently is part of a donation that we received, but it still would represent a  loss of more than four hundred thousand Belize dollars.”


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