U.S. Government Donates Pfizer Vaccines and Diluent Vials

July 14, 2022

Tegucigalpa – The U.S. government has donated to Honduras 346,320 doses of Pfizer vaccines against COVID-19 for adults and 58,200 vials of diluent.  The vaccines and vials will be arriving in the country in various shipments of July 13, 14, and 15.  This donation, like previous ones, was made possible through the COVAX mechanism and is part of the global effort of the Biden Administration to save lives and end the COVID-19 pandemic. 

With this new delivery, the United States has donated more than 5.2 million doses of vaccine since the start of the pandemic.  Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Janina Jaruzelski said, “Currently, we are facing economic uncertainty around the world.  Some things are not in our control, but protecting ourselves and decreasing the negative effects and number of COVID cases through vaccination is something that is in our control. 

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 donation of vaccines is the most recent example of several donations made and delivered since March 2020.  One of these important donations was the June 30 delivery of 153,600 doses of Pfizer pediatric vaccines to Honduras, making it the first country in Latin America to receive a donation of pediatric vaccines from the United States. 

The U.S. government recognizes that ending this pandemic must be done globally and will continue to work to get the largest number of doses of safe and effective vaccines to the largest number of people around the world as quickly as possible. 

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Janina Jaruzelski, Minister of Health José Manuel Matheu, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Cindy Rodríguez, and Dr. Perelez of the Pan American Health Organization in Honduras attended the event.