The United States will today donate 503,100 doses of Pfizer vaccines to the people of Panama in its efforts to lead global efforts to end the Covid-19 pandemic, the North American mission highlighted.
This donation represents the largest batch of vaccines that Panama has received in a single shipment and demonstrates the commitment of the people of the United States to save lives in Panama. “We are leading the global vaccination strategy, because it is the right thing to do. It is doing the right thing morally, it is doing the right thing from a global public health perspective, and it is the right thing to do for our collective well-being and safety, ”stated US President Joseph R. Biden.
The 503,100 doses of vaccines will be delivered to Panama directly. After landing at the Tocumen airport, the vaccines will immediately go to the Ministry of Health to support Panama’s national vaccination plan.
These vaccines are part of the 580 million doses that the United States will share with other countries around the world through the COVAX mechanism and in direct bilateral donations over the next year.
“I am pleased to announce that the United States will deliver more than 500,000 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to Panama. This donation is the result of close collaboration between the governments of the United States and Panama to combat COVID-19, ”said Stewart Tuttle, Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Panama.
“The United States is committed to advancing international vaccination efforts with the same urgency that we show at home. We are sharing these vaccines to save lives. Ending the pandemic means ending it everywhere, “added Tuttle.
This donation will give immunity to approximately 6 percent of the population of Panama, preserving their lives and health. In addition to this donation of vaccines, the United States has offered Panama approximately $ 18 million in assistance for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, including 14 mobile hospitals, ventilators, test kits, and personal protective equipment.