Nine million Covid-19 vaccines will this week be shipped out from the United Kingdom to around the world. Belize is among the first countries set to receive doses. The UK Government is donating forty-two thousand doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Belize. This amount is a small fraction of the one hundred million excess COVID-19 vaccines that the UK has pledged to donate as part of its plan to tackle Covid-19 abroad. The Belizean government says this these vaccines will be utilized as part of Belize’s ongoing national vaccination rollout. A release says the government expresses its gratitude to the UK government for this donation and for its support to Belize in its fight against COVID-19. This is the first tranche of the one hundred million vaccines the Prime Minister pledged the UK would share within the next year at last month’s G-7 in Cornwall. The vaccines doses being donated on a bilateral basis are being transported by Crown Agents.