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Belize Prepares to Use the Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine

Belize is preparing to include the Sinopharm COVID-19 jab into its national vaccine schedule. This comes eight days after the World Health Organization listed the vaccine for emergency use against COVID-19. The vaccine is produced by the Beijing Bio-Institute of Biological Products Company, a subsidy of China National Biotec Group. On April eight, the Government of Belize received a donation of ten thousand doses of the Sinopharm vaccine from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This development also comes with Belize’s receiving thirty-three thousand six hundred doses of AstraZeneca vaccine on Wednesday via the COVAX Facility, the second such shipment from the facility. According to the Ministry of Health, more than forty-eight thousand persons have been vaccinated up to May ten.