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US donates vaccines to CARICOM nations


Washington, 13 August 2021 (TDI): Ned Price, the Spokesperson of the State Department of the United States of America, announced the donation of 5.5 million Pfizer vaccine doses and ancillary kits to the member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), in a press release.

This donation will include the delivery of a shipment of about 569,000 doses to Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, St. Kitts, and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago on August 12, 2021, and to Barbados, today.

He expressed joy over the US partnership with CARICOM and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The shipments delivered this week, he shared, are the first step of the US 5.5 million dose determination to the CARICOM nations. More information will be released about US donations to other CARICOM countries, soon.

He emphasized the significance of safe and effective vaccines in bringing an end to the pandemic. Quick and mass-scale vaccination will aid in saving lives around the globe, in reconstructing the global economy, and in minimizing the threat of new variants.

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