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Jan 21, 2022

AstraZeneca Vaccines Nearing Expiration Date

The Ministry of Health has announced that their stock of AstraZeneca Vaccines will expire on January thirty-first. Hence, the Ministry is inviting persons who have still not yet received their COVID-19 vaccinations to go and get vaccinated, so that these life-saving medications do not go to waste. And, the Ministry’s Technical Advisor for Maternal and Child Health, Dr. Natalia Beer, says there are still some one hundred thousand persons that should be vaccinated.


Dr. Natalia Beer

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

“Coming the first of February, 2022 we will not longer have AstraZeneca at the vaccination sites. So for those persons that have second dose pending, or those who might still be interested in receiving first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine, or for those who want a booster and want the booster to be AstraZeneca, we only have until the thirty-first of January to have access to this vaccine.”


Marion Ali

“Do you anticipate, Doctor, that all of this will be used up before the expiration date comes around?”


Dr. Natalia Beer

“Unfortunately, you know, Belize is not the only country that’s currently facing a low uptake of COVID-19 vaccines. We’re still having a group of persons that probably need more information to really understand that the issue of COVID-19 vaccines, from the beginning, we said there was a risk of getting infected, yes, but the value of COVID-19 vaccines, and this is for all, is the issue that has to do with survival. We have enough to cover the ninety-nine thousand persons that need to be vaccinated.”

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