The United States has given El Salvador a second batch of modern vaccines against COVID-19.


Washington delivered a total of 3 million vaccines to the Central American country in two parts during July, both through the COVAX mechanism of the World Health Organization.

The United States delivered a second shipment of 1.5 million advanced vaccines against the SARS-Co-2 corona virus to El Salvador on Thursday as part of a World Health Organization (WHO) donation through the Covax system.

The consignment was received by Francisco Alabí, head of the Ministry of Health (MoS), El Salvador, United States Business Manager, Jean Manes, and representatives of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

After the arrival of the batch, the US business manager pointed out that this is the second donation of vaccines that the US has made to El Salvador this month (July), "reaching a total of 3 million vaccines for Salvadorans."

We know that every vaccine has a life-saving ability and that every life is meaningful. Our mission is to save lives. That is why we donate the Moderna vaccine because it is 94% effective in combating COVID-19, "the diplomat told the press.

Manes invited all Salvadorans to get vaccinated since, as he pointed out, "the vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones, and to overcome this pandemic."

According to Minister Alabí, this is the seventh donation of vaccines through the Covax mechanism that reaches the Central American nation. Since last February to date, El Salvador has had approximately 8.5 million doses of anticovid vaccines for a population of about six and a half million people.

A man who works in informal commerce sells surgical caps in San Salvador (Photo: EFE)

El Salvador registered ten more deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 2,529.

Between January 2 of the year and April 22 of the current year -the last update of the death data in 2021- more than 700 deaths were reported, compared to the 1,343 deaths reported between mid-March 2020 -when the pandemic broke out and on December 31 of that year.

Meanwhile, the number of infections due to the coronavirus is 84,144. The highest number of positives is registered in people between 20 and 39 years old, with 34,896 cases.

According to government data, 258 people are in serious condition, and 113 are in a critical situation. In addition, daily infections have maintained an upward trend, going from 134 diseases, on June 1, to 268 on July 20.

Health personnel is vaccinating those over 18 years of age. Since February 17, when the immunization process began in the country, front-line health workers, people between 25 and 60 years old, teachers have been vaccinated. Police, military, firefighters, Civil Protection personnel, and journalists.

President Joe Biden, who has pledged to distribute 80 million food vaccines around the world, said the United States wants to be the world's "weapon" in the fight against COVID.