Remarks from A/DCM Janina Jaruzelski on Donation of COVID-19 Vaccines and Vials

Welcome to Minister of Health Matheu, Vice Chancellor Rodríguez, Director of the EPI, Dr. Guevara, Dr. Perela PAHO Official, UNICEF Representative, Mark Connoly, and friends!

I don’t know about you, but I know of many people who have recently tested positive for COVID-19.

We are in the midst of another big wave of COVID.

As some of you know, our Ambassador Laura Dogu tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

She wishes she could be present today, but she is following medical recommendations by staying home.

Thank God, her case is mild because she is fully vaccinated.

Everyone in Honduras has the opportunity to protect themselves in the same way.

Today we celebrate the recent donations of pediatric and adult vaccines from the US Government.

Last week we donated 153,600 doses of Pfizer pediatric vaccines.

These vaccines are for children between 5 and 11 years old.

With this donation, I am happy to announce that Honduras became the first country in Latin America to receive pediatric vaccines from the United States.

Today, we also celebrate the arrival of 346,320 doses of Pfizer vaccines for adults.

These boxes here are part of the shipment that contains the doses.

Getting vaccinated is vital.

Get your booster shots.

Protect your health.

Protect the health of your family and friends.

Help us end these waves of COVID.

Our wish is that together we move forward with safe steps to a new normal.

Currently, we are faced with economic uncertainty around the world.

Some things are not in our control, what is in our control is to protect ourselves through vaccination.

With this, we can recover the economy and generate more sources of employment in the country.

Today, once again I invite Hondurans to get vaccinated.

Don’t miss the opportunity to protect yourself and your loved ones.

We continue to support Honduras through the COVAX mechanism.

To date, we have donated more than 5.2 million doses of vaccines.

Honduras, we are together in this fight.

We are brother peoples and we are going to fight this pandemic.

My final message.

Catracho, get vaccinated today!

Many thanks!