The White House confirmed this Tuesday that Guatemala will receive this week 1.5 million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Donated by the United States to contain the epidemic.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki announced during her daily press briefing, adding that This week, Vietnam will also receive 2 million doses of Moderna injections. Also donated by Washington.
Guatemalan president, Alejandro Giamatti, had already announced on June 25 that within 10 days 1.5 million doses of vaccines donated by the United States would reach the country, a period that ended on Monday.
Guatemala is the eighth country in Latin America to receive donations of a vaccine 80 million doses President Joe Biden promised to share with other countries, of which more than 20 million They will go to the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Before Guatemala, the United States donated 1.5 million vaccines for El Salvador, else 1.5 million to HondurasAnd the 1.3 million to MexicoAnd the 3 million doses for BrazilAnd the 2 million for PeruAnd the 2.5 million to Colombia s 1 million for Ecuador, a country that will receive 1 million additional vaccines this month.
both donate to savior Like the Honduras -Also from Moderna Vaccines- It was sent through the World Health Organization (WHO) Covax platform, while the Guatemala and the rest of the countries platform is delivered directly from the US.
The White House chooses the most “delivery method”QuicklyHe explained to the agency, “In order to obtain vaccines for every country EFE official source.
“We do not share these potions to extract concessions or perks. Our vaccines do not arrive with conditions. We’re doing it with the sole aim of saving lives,” a White House official he consulted last week confirmed EFE.
In addition to countries that have already received payments, the White House has promised to donate vaccines to them ArgentinaAnd the ParaguayAnd the BoliviaAnd the UruguayAnd the PanamaAnd the Costa RicaAnd the Dominican RepublicAnd the Haiti and other countries in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
Apart from the 80 million doses promised by the White House and another 60 million vaccines from AstraZeneca delivered in May, Biden revealed in June that the United States had purchased an additional 500 million doses from Pfizer/BioNTech, which it will deliver to about 100 countries in the next two years.
(With information from EFE)