U.S. Government Donates 358,020 Pfizer Vaccines and Computer Equipment

Tegucigalpa – The U.S. government has donated 358,020 doses of Pfizer vaccines against COVID-19 for adults to Honduras. The vaccines will be arriving in the country in various shipments this and next week. This vaccine donation, like preivous ones, was made possible through the COVAX mechanism and is part of the global effort of the Bidem Administration to save lives and end the COVID-19 pandemic. The donated equipment was made possible by funding from American Rescue Plan Act through USAID. This donated equipment inclues 51 desktops, 5 laptops, 53 multifunction printers, 54 uninterruptible power supplies, 24 barcode scanners, and two servers.

With this new delivery, the United States has donated more than 5.8 million doses of vaccine to Honduras since the start of the pandemic. USAID Mission Director Janina Jaruzelski said, “These vaccines are available to everyone, regardless of whether they live in the city or countryside. For anyone who is not fully vaccinated, get your vaccine today!”

The U.S. government is committed to ending the pandemic through global cooperation to ensure the largest number of safe and effective vaccine doses reach the largest number of people around the world as quickly as possible.

USAID Mission Director Janina Jaruzelski, Vice Minister of Health Suani Montalvan, Director of the Expanded Program for Immunizations María Elena Guevara, and Piedad Huerta of the Pan American Health Oganization in Honduras attended the event.

August 24, 2022