Three million vaccines donated by the United States arrive in Guatemala – Prensa Libre

This is the second vaccine donated by the United States. (Free press photo: Eric Avila)


3 million Moderna coronavirus vaccines donated by the United States الولايات They arrived in the country on Tuesday via La Aurora International Airport.

According to data provided by government sources, Thus, the country adds six million and 129 thousand and 800 doses against Covid-19.

This is the second batch of vaccines donated by the United States. On July 8, Guatemala received 1.5 million Moderna vaccines.

Donations respond to government offerعرض From President Joe Biden to support the region.

Donation is supported On the initiative of the United States.

After the White House announced that at least 80 million doses of US vaccines will be shared globally this summer, American Airlines transported 4.5 million doses of coronavirus vaccines (COVID-19) to Guatemala,” the airline, which transports the medicines at no cost, announced this Tuesday.

Health Minister Amelia Flores confirmed that this is the shipment The largest vaccine ever received.

He thanked the authorities of the United States government and invited all residents over the age of 40 to come for vaccination, Because “there are enough vaccines.”

He stated that 60% of the teachers had already been vaccinated and that with this gift, Other open age groups for immunization are analyzed.

Flores complained that there were many Guatemalans who registered and were not vaccinated. Regarding the 40-year span, he reported as of yesterday There were only 200,000 Guatemalans registered, One million and 200 thousand must have already been registered.

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More vaccines will come

And regarding the shortage of the AstraZeneca vaccine, the minister said that the mechanism Covax will send out more doses of this type of medicine.

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Flores added that there is already a timetable for the Russian Sputnik V . vaccine To receive a certain monthly amount, Both the first and second dose.

In addition, he reported that in a few days he also Pfizer brand vaccines will be received.

Daniel Fennell, Chargé d’Affairs at the US Embassy in the country, confirmed that the donation is also a product of the visit The vice president of that country, Kamala Harris, sent Guatemala.

He added that this delivery has been made “Without any interest” in getting something in return.


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