Tegucigalpa – On June 7, 2022, the United States donated 249,210 safe and effective Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses and 42,000 dilution vials to the people of Honduras. This donation was made possible through the COVAX mechanism and is part of the global effort by the Biden Administration to save lives and end the COVID-19 pandemic. This donation will strengthen efforts to protect the Honduran people from the effects of the COVID-19 virus, while supporting economic grown and inclusive economic recovery.
With this new delivery, the United States has donated more than 4.6 million doses of vaccines since the beginning of the pandemic. U.S. Ambassador Laura Dogu said, “Who would have thought that, in this day, after two years, we are still fighting a pandemic? It has been tiring and I share all your frustrations and concerns. But we also share a sense of optimism. I am encouraged to see the progress against the pandemic around the world, and especially here in Honduras.”
The U.S. government made the donation as part of a joint effort to address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in the hemisphere.
This vaccine donation is the most recent example of several donations made since March 2020. The U.S. government recognizes that ending this pandemic requires ending it globally and continues to work to get as many safe and effective vaccines, to as many people around the world, as quickly as possible.
Ambassador Dogu, the Mission Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID Honduras) Janina Jaruzelski, Minister of Health José Manuel Matheu, Representative of the Pan American Health Organization in Honduras Piedad Huerta, and UNICEF representative Mark Connolly, participated in the event
For more information on United States donations to Honduras during the pandemic, please visit our website: https://hn.usembassy.gov/es/category/comunicados-de-prensa/