San Pedro Sula – The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras announces the donation by the United States Government of 1.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The donated doses of vaccine will arrive via COVAX in San Pedro Sula on Sunday, June 27.
This donation will help protect the Honduran people from the ravages of the COVID-19 virus and begin reducing barriers to building back the Honduran economy.
“Honduras is one of the first countries to receive vaccines under the plan announced by President Biden this month to donate 80 million doses of vaccine around the world,” said Chargé d’Affaires Colleen Hoey.
These 1.5 million doses are part of the Biden-Harris Administration commitment to share U.S. vaccine supply with the world. As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at home and work to end the pandemic worldwide, President Biden has promised that the United States will be an arsenal of vaccines for the world.
As President Biden said,
“From the beginning of my presidency, we have been clear-eyed that we need to attack this virus globally as well. This is about our responsibility — our humanitarian obligation to save as many lives as we can — and our responsibility to our values. We’re going to help lead the world out of this pandemic, working alongside our global partners.”
June 27, 2021