v bAdditionally, the Ministry says that up to now, twenty thousand two hundred fifty-six Belizeans have been fully immunized. And, while the ministry continues its educational campaign in efforts to increase those vaccination numbers, the Belize Coast Guard is planning to do the same. According to Acting Commandant Greg Soberanis, they are also planning to embark on an educational campaign to inform officers of the importance of being vaccinated.
Gregory Soberanis, Acting Commandant, Belize Coast Guard: “As a staff we have spoken about that. We have those in the organization who have still not taken the vaccine so we are embarking on a new education campaign. I think people are reluctant because of certain uncertainties and unknowns so we believe an education campaign will assist in developing confidence in taking the vaccine so we are working with our health officials for them to come in and have an educational campaign day where sailors are informed and at the same time have the vaccine readily available for those within the confine of the regulations so as not to cause a spread of the virus. So yes we continue to work in collaboration with our partner agencies in ensuring that Belize remains safe and the numbers remain low for the COVID virus.”
The Ministry also noted that seventy-six thousand one hundred forty-eight persons have received their first jab of the vaccine.