Barbados: Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley again acknowledged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 100k doses of COVISHIELD vaccine.
PM Mottley tweeted, ” PM Modi @narendramodi made it possible for more than 40K persons in Barbados and tens of thousands elsewhere, to receive their 1st dose of COVISHIELD via #VaccineMaitri before receiving his.”
She added, “A genuine demonstration of generosity. Thank you & we wish you continued good health.”
Sharing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s picture while he was receiving the vaccine, PM Mottley expressed her gratitude.
She also wanted to assure her own public that Barbadians are getting are entirely secure & the vaccine is the only one.
On February 9, 2021, Barbados, with the charisma of Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s diplomacy with India, helped to get 100,000 Covishield vaccine doses instantly.
The vaccine which Barbados got has manufactured in Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), the world’s largest vaccine maker.
With the help of these vaccines, Barbados has geared up its vaccination process.
Barbados has also announced it is in the process of a mass coronavirus vaccination program, following the donation of 100,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from India. It adds, with over 25,000 people—approximately 12.5 percent of the adult population—already receiving their first shots within just two weeks, the island leads the way as the most vaccinated country in the Caribbean.
The first wave of vaccinations was distributed to frontline workers, including those in the tourism sector, as well as the vulnerable population, including the elderly and persons with comorbidities. Now, all citizens over 18 are coming forward to get their first dose of the vaccine.
Barbados Health authorities have identified 11 coronavirus hot spots in communities over the island & will be heading into those areas to identify and isolate primary contacts, Chief Medical Officer Dr.Kenneth George informed.