6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to reach 15 countries donated by US

6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from US to reach 15 countries
6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from US to reach 15 countries

Dr Carissa Etienne Directo of Pan American Health Organisation announced that deployment of 25 million doses of vaccines to slow down the spread of COVID19 pandemic in the world by United States of America 6 million doses of vaccines would be approaching 15 member countries soon. Dr Carissa Etienne said that nations cover countries located in Central and South America and most of the Caribbean region’s countries, including CARICOM member states.

Dr Etienne said that 1.5 million doses arrived as the first allocation that has been dispatched for Honduras on Sunday, June 27, 2021. The statement was given by the Director of PAHO during the COVID-19 digital briefing.
The million doses more have been supposed to be dispatched to the chosen countries.

Dr Carissa Etienne Director of the Pan American Health Organisation states that with the help of funds, PAHO has been working with the US government along with the COVAX facility. DR Etienne said, “to ensure that these vaccines are received promptly, safely and are ready to be deployed as soon as they arrive”.

Dr Etienne also said that PAHO is engaged in the discussions with several other countries like Canada, Spain, and many more to send many more vaccines donations to the countries that have been going through the needs of them by this, they would be ensuring speedy recovery of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr Etienne, while highlighting the very limited supplies of vaccines globally, said that the donations had been the best option in the short term to tackle the COVID-19 virus and protecting Latin America. Dr Etienne also said that she has been grateful to the government of the US for their donations of vaccines. Those donations would make a big difference in some countries that have been facing a shortage of vaccines.

Dr Etienne said that the reality has been that there has been a shortage of vaccines globally.

Dr Etienne said that they were hopeful that those donations and the support would be duplicated by other developed countries, so that they could expand access to vaccines as soon as possible.

The Americas region has recorded a tremendous 72 million COVID-19 cases and nearly 1.9 million deaths since the pandemic’s onset.

These figures include 1.1 million new cases and 30,000 additional deaths recorded last week.