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El New Herald | Opportunity for Barbados to benefit from Cuban vaccines

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He added, “I must stress the importance of vaccination against COVID, because with any vaccine, you don’t have total security against getting infected with COVID. No vaccine has total, 100 per cent security against COVID, but what every vaccine that has already been approved has, is the opportunity for you to avoid a severe case that will cause [death]. So it is very important that you [take part] in a vaccination programme with any vaccine available, and eventually when all the due processes are taken, the Cuban vaccine will be exported, and I am sure the Caribbean will be amongst those who will be able to receive the offer to receive Cuban vaccines.”

(RSM)

Search form Search Main menu Home News Business Sports Columns Contact Us E-Paper Cuban Ambassador to Barbados, Sergio de Jesus Jorge Pastrana.

Opportunity for Barbados to benefit from Cuban vaccines Sat, 07/17/2021 – 5:00am By the end of this summer, Cuba will likely have approval from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for two of the four vaccines it has produced, and that nation will be looking to export them by year-end so that regional countries can benefit.

Cuba’s Ambassador to Barbados, Sergio Jorge Pastrana, acknowledged the above as the Cuban Barbadian Friendship Association, in association with the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration and other progressive organisations, held a press conference at the Israel Lovell Foundation recently to address the contentious situation in Cuba, and to call for an end to the decades-long embargo imposed on that country by the United States.

 

Willing to share

The Ambassador noted that once approved and ready for export, Barbados will be on the list of countries with which Cuba hopes to share its vaccines.

Cuba will share its vaccines with many countries in the world and, of course, you are our neighbours, you are the Caribbean. There is always the opportunity,” he remarked.

Pointing out however that the process may take some time, the Cuban Ambassador is in the meantime encouraging Barbadians not to hesitate in getting vaccinated with what’s available here on the island.

Barbados has a very high rate of vaccination right now and it is important that every opportunity for vaccination is taken, as soon as possible. And we will definitely be able to contribute to Barbados and the Caribbean with our vaccines, and this offer has already started with all of the region, all of Latin America and the world, but it will take some time to finish the Cuban vaccines,” he stated.

He added, “I must stress the importance of vaccination against COVID, because with any vaccine, you don’t have total security against getting infected with COVID. No vaccine has total, 100 per cent security against COVID, but what every vaccine that has already been approved has, is the opportunity for you to avoid a severe case that will cause [death]. So it is very important that you [take part] in a vaccination programme with any vaccine available, and eventually when all the due processes are taken, the Cuban vaccine will be exported, and I am sure the Caribbean will be amongst those who will be able to receive the offer to receive Cuban vaccines.”

(RSM)