The United States Government has announced the donation of 304,200 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, which represents the second tranche out of a total 907,920 to be donated to the people and Government of Trinidad and Tobago.
The donation brings the total number of Pfizer vaccines that the United States has donated to Trinidad and Tobago to 609,570.
The US Embassy in Port of Spain says this donation is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to lead in the effort to vaccinate the world, having shipped over 280 million free vaccines to 110 countries to help eradicate the pandemic.
A statement from the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section on Wednesday, said with the emergence of the Omicron variant, President Joe Biden announced on December 2 that the United States will accelerate the delivery of vaccines to countries that need them. President Biden has pledged to deliver 200 million doses more doses within the next 100 days on the way to delivering more than 1.2 billion doses for the rest of the world.
U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Shante Moore said, “The United States is proud to donate these free COVID-19 vaccines to the people of Trinidad and Tobago, who are our neighbors, family members, and friends. I urge everyone to get vaccinated.”