Remarks Laura F. Dogu Donation of COVID-19 Vaccines and Vials

I don’t know about you, but personally I am looking forward to the day I can go back to the supermarket, to church, and to the movies without so many restrictions.

The only way we can achieve this is if we all get vaccinated.

Minister of Health Matheu,

Director of the PAI, Dr. María Elena Guevara,

Mark Connolly from UNICEF

Distinguished guests,

Ladies and gentlemen,

These vaccines are essential in our fight to combat the COVID-19 pandemic together.

This week more than 249,000 vaccines will arrive in Honduras.

This expands the supply of vaccines for the population.

There is no excuse not to get vaccinated.

That is why the American people have donated 4.7 million vaccines to the Honduran people, thus helping to save millions of lives.

We continue to support Honduras in dealing with this pandemic, just as we have done from the beginning.

Who would have thought that, in these times, after two years, we’d still be fighting a pandemic?

It has been tiring and I share with you all the frustrations and concerns.

But we also share a feeling of optimism.

I am encouraged to see the progress against the pandemic around the world and especially here in Honduras.

With the leadership of the Ministry of Health, vaccine doses in Honduras are more accessible, supported by donations like this one.

They will further our shared goal of making school reopenings possible.

Also, high levels of vaccination allow economic reactivation and promote economic recovery.

My team and I have done our part.

For example, I have received 4 vaccinations to protect myself, my family, my colleagues, and all of you.

Minister Matheu, I am pleased to present this donation to you, your team, and our sisters and brothers of the Honduran people.

We are together in this and in many other areas of collaboration between the United States and the government of Honduras.

Get vaccinated today!

Thank you.