Governor readying executive order on AstraZeneca authorization

Vials of the AstraZeneca vaccine are ready to be used. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File via Fox News)

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero is already readying an executive order authorizing Guam’s recognition of the Astra-Zeneca vaccine.

Guam Visitors Bureau President Carl Gutierrez reported this during GVB’s board meeting Thursday afternoon.

According to Gutierrez, the governor is all on board with the authorization of AstraZeneca and may sign the executive order as early as Friday this week.

In fact, Gutierrez said Adelup also wants to include in the executive order other vaccines that have been approved by the World Health Organization for emergency authorization use.

But Gutierrez said GVB wants only the AstraZeneca vaccine mentioned in the executive order in order to simplify things and prevent confusion.

If need be, and if other vaccines need authorization, Gutierrez said separate executive orders can be drafted and signed for those vaccines.

GVB had asked for AstraZeneca to be accepted for entry to Guam because this is the vaccine used by the majority of South Koreans.

South Korea is all set to resume overseas travel and is targeting Guam as one of its initial destinations of choice.