US Government donates Pzifer vaccines to six Caribbean nations

The United States government is donating Pzifer COVID-19 vaccine doses to the Caribbean (CARICOM) region in order to assist the region with tackling the contagious COVID-19 mutant.

Caribbean Region: The United States government is donating Pzifer COVID-19 vaccine doses to the Caribbean (CARICOM) region in order to assist the region with tackling the contagious COVID-19 mutant.

Out of the 15 member states, for now, six would receive their tranche of the COVID-19 vaccine on 12 August 2021.

The Bahamas would receive the first tranche of 128,700 doses out of 397,000 doses, Trinidad and Tobago to receive 305,370 doses, in the first tranche out of a total allocated 907,920 COVID-19 vaccines by the US government.

Barbados would receive a total of 70,200 Pzifer vaccines, St. Vincent and the Grenadines – 35,100, Antigua and Barbuda – 17,550 and St Kitts and Nevis with – 11,700 doses.

This initiative is taken by the government of the United States so as to assist the nations who are in need of the COVID-19 vaccine assistance to help them fight against the mutant and get back to normalcy.

Various CARICOM leaders earlier wrote a letter to the Joe Biden administration seeking help regarding the COVID-19 vaccines fair distribution.

In addition, the US Food and Drug Administration – FDA has granted the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine emergency use permission for the children of age group between 12 to 15.

“The Pfizer vaccine will be available to adults 18 and older and to children 12 to 17 years old with the consent of a parent or guardian.,” Bahamas Prime Minister – Hubert Minnis stated.

The government of Trinidad and Tobago noted that COVID-19 vaccines are due to arrive at the Piarco International Airport at 8:15 am on Thursday, 12th August 2021.

The COVID-19 vaccines would arrive at the six Caribbean islands at their respective timings.

According to the statistics, the Caribbean and the Latin American Regions has been impacted the most by the ongoing contagious COVID-19 vaccines.

The health authorities of the Caribbean region have urged the citizens to take their jabs at the novel coronavirus vaccine and adhere to the COVID-19 health protocols.