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Over 350,000 COVAX vaccines have been delivered in Caribbean

Posted: Wednesday, April 7, 2021. 4:14 pm CST.

By Zoila Palma: Through the World Health Organization’s (WHO), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)’s collaborated efforts with the COVAX facilitiy, over 350,000 vaccines have been delivered in the Caribbean Region.

News Americas Now says that despite the lack of donation from the United States to the region, the vaccine donation through COVAX has been forthcoming.

The vaccine donation marks a historic step towards ensuring equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines globally, in the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history.

To date, through COVAX, the vaccines have so far been delivered to Jamaica, Barbados, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, The Bahamas, Bermuda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, the Dominican Republic and Belize have all received COVAX vaccines to date.

Shipments to St. Lucia, Antigua & Barbuda, Grenada and Saint Kitts & Nevis, are in transit.

Through COVAX, the following are the amount of vaccines received:

Jamaica – 14,400

Barbados – 33,600

Trinidad & Tobago – 33,600

The Bahamas – 33,600

Guyana – 24,000

Dominican Republic – 91,200

Dominica – 28,800

Belize – 33,600

Suriname – 24,000

Saint Vincent & The Grenadines – 24,000

Bermuda- 9,600

Canada had said that it would donate to support PAHO’s efforts in the region and several Caribbean island nations have asked the United States for some vaccine donations.

 

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