Barbados receives 33,600 AstraZeneca doses

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Barbados receives 33,600 AstraZeneca doses

An additional 33,600 AstraZeneca vaccines (provided by the COVAX facility) have arrived in Barbados.

They arrived onboard Caribbean Airlines cargo flight BW791 operated by Northern Air Cargo which departed Miami International Airport at 3:57 am and touched down at Grantley Adams International Airport at 6:57 am.

On hand for the arrival was Barbados’ Health and Wellness Minister, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic; Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kenneth George; Dr. Yitades Gebre, PAHO/WHO Representative for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean; Mr. Didier Trebucq, United Nations Resident Coordinator; the US Ambassador; the Japanese Ambassador; a representative of the Canadian High Commission; a representative of the British High Commission; the EU Ambassador.