It is part of the 80 million doses of vaccines that US President Joe Biden has promised to share with other countries, most of them through Covax.
El Salvador will receive 1.5 million doses of the modern-day code-19 vaccine on Monday, donated by the United States through the World Health Organization's (WHO)Covax mechanism.
The shipment to El Salvador is part of the 80 million doses of vaccines that US President Joe Biden has promised to share with other countries, most of them through Covax.
The American pharmaceutical company Moderna will leave the North American country on Sunday and arrive in El Salvador on Monday. A White House source added, "Scientific teams from both countries and legal and regulatory authorities have worked together to ensure the rapid delivery of safe and effective vaccine batches to El Salvador."
El Salvador is the seventh Latin American country to receive 80 million doses of the vaccine, which Biden has promised to share with other countries.
More than 20 million will go to Latin American and Caribbean nations.
Before El Salvador, the United States has donated 1.5 million vaccines to Honduras, 1.3 million to Mexico, 3 million doses to Brazil, 2 million to Peru, 2.5 million to Colombia, and 1 million to Ecuador. A country that will receive one million more vaccines in three weeks.
The donations to El Salvador and Honduras - also of Moderna vaccines - were sent through the Covax platform. At the same time, the rest are direct deliveries to the countries.
The source consulted by the EFE agency explained that the White House chooses the delivery method that is the "quickest" to get the vaccines to each nation. We do not share these foods in order to receive favors or benefits. Our vaccines do not arrive with the conditions. "We do this for the sole purpose of saving lives," the official insisted.
In addition to countries that have already received the batch, the White House has promised to vaccinate Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay, Guatemala, Panama, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and other nations Caribbean Community (Caricom).
In addition to the 80 million doses promised by the White House and another 60 million AstraZeneca vaccines distributed in May, Biden revealed in June that the US had purchased an additional 500 million doses of Pfizer / BioNTech it will deliver to nearly 100 countries. In the next two years.