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Thirty thousand doses of China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine are expected to arrive on island this Friday, June 25, at the Grantley Adams International Airport.

Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, made the announcement today during a donation of 924,000 medical masks to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean by the Federal Republic of Germany, at the Pan American Health Organization’s headquarters, at Dayrell’s Road, Christ Church.

“I am encouraged by the fact that these vaccines are being used in Trinidad and Tobago … and in several countries across the globe already, and I hope that will encourage persons,” Minister Bostic stated.

He added that the roll-out of the Sinopharm vaccine will include vaccinating approximately 250 Chinese residing in Barbados.

melissa.rollock@barbados.gov.bb

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