Another 33,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine arrive in Barbados

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An additional 33,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine (provided by the COVAX facility) have arrived Barbados.

They arrived on board Caribbean Airlines cargo flight BW791 (Boeing 767-323) operated by Northern Air Cargo which departed Miami International Airport at 3:57 am AST and touched down at Grantley Adams International Airport at 6:57 am AST.

On hand for the arrival included 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; 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 and others.

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