The United States donated another batch of 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines to Honduras.


It is the second donation made by Washington through the COVAX mechanism for the Central American country. These are inoculants from the Modern company.

The United States Government donated this Thursday to Honduras, under the Covax mechanism of the World Health Organization (WHO), 1.5 million vaccines against COVID-19 from Moderna, and the 1.5 million doses received on June 27 under the exact mechanism.

We are getting a significant batch of 1.5 million modern vaccines," Honduran Health Minister Alba Consuelo Flores said during a drug delivery ceremony in the northern part of San Pedro Sola. He pointed out that the vaccine donated by the United States would be distributed to departments around the central part of the country, Francisco Morazan, to control the Central District.

The senior official said that the department of Francisco Morazán, where Tegucigalpa, the capital, is located, "is the epicenter" of the pandemic, so the health authorities are preparing a "mass vaccination."

The arrival of the vaccines was also confirmed by the United States Embassy in Honduras, which indicated in a statement that the donation "is part of the Biden-Harris Administration's global effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic."

"This donation is a continuation of our support for the Honduran people so that they can restore their way of life and develop the country's economy," he added.

In addition, it is part of the Biden-Harris Administration's commitment to "share its vaccines with the world and President (Joe) Biden's promise that the United States will be the vaccine arsenal in the global fight against covid-19." noted the diplomatic legation.

On June 27, the Central American country had already received 1.5 million vaccines against the Coronavirus from Moderna, which the United States also donated under the Covax mechanism.

Its neighbor Costa Rica had received a US donation of 500,000 doses of the Pfizer / Biontech vaccine against COVID-19 late Tuesday, authorities reported. The US also donated inoculants to Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Haiti, Ecuador, and Brazil.

Honduras also received a fourth batch of the Pfizer preparation on Thursday, with 40,950 doses purchased by the Government to reinforce vaccination in the country, which already adds 196,650 vaccines from this US pharmaceutical company.

Since February, the country had applied more than 1.2 million vaccines when it launched its National Vaccination Plan after receiving 5,000 doses donated by Israel.

More than 1.2 million people have already received the first-dose vaccine from Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Sputnik V, in a country of just under 10 million people.