With the competition at an all-time high to get vaccines across the world, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley said Barbados had started negotiations in an attempt to add the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to its list of drugs to tackle the COVID-19 virus.

Mottley said last night during a 51-minute press conference that along with an expectation of 33,000 doses of AstraZeneca from the COVAX facility, which is operated through the Pan American Health Organisation, Barbados was trying to secure two additional orders commercially from either India or Europe, but had also started looking to procure Johnson & Johnson.

The Johnson & Johnson drug requires a single inoculation, unlike AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, which require two doses of the drug.

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