Honduras receives a second donation of 150 thousand doses of vaccines from Mexico

Mexico made a donation a Honduras 150 thousand doses of AstraZeneca vaccineThis will help to continue with the immunization of the Central American country; so far Honduras has applied up to 4.5 million vaccines.

The vaccines were shipped to Honduras on a Mexican Air Force plane, as was done two months ago when Mexico made another vaccine donation.

The drugs arrived at the local Enrique Soto Cano Air Base in Palmerola, 75 kilometers north of Tegucigalpa, where the United States has maintained a military presence since the 1980s.

Honduran authorities, including the Minister of Health, Alba Consuelo Flores, and Mexico, carried out a formal act of delivery and reception of the anticovid vaccines.

The senior Honduran official thanked the Mexican people and the president of that country, Andrés Manuel López Obrador for the donation.

“Thank you very much friends of Mexico for reaffirming your solidarity ties with Honduras! This day I received on behalf of the Government and the Honduran people an important donation of 150 thousand doses of vaccines from the Government of Mexico,” Flores said in a message on Twitter. which accompanies several photographs of the act.

The donated vaccines are packaged in Mexico, a country that last June donated another batch of 150,000 doses of AstraZeneca to Honduras.

So far, Honduras has received close to six million doses, mostly donated by the governments of the United States, Mexico, Israel, and El Salvador.

The country has also acquired drugs through the Covax mechanism, promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO), and direct purchases from the Russian Fund for Direct Investment and the US pharmaceutical company Pfizer.

According to official data, 4,526,090 vaccines have been administered in Honduras since last February, when the immunization process began in the country with 5,000 Moderna vaccines, donated by Israel.

The authorities of the Central American nation, with 9.5 million inhabitants, estimate to vaccinate at least 70% of its population.

So far Honduras accumulates 350,879 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 9,319 deaths since March 11, 2020, when the first two cases of the disease were registered in the country.

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