US to Deliver Nearly 837,000 Pfizer Vaccines to Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—The U.S. government said Wednesday that it will deliver nearly 837,000 Pfizer vaccines to Caribbean nations as the region with limited resources struggles with a spike in COVID-19 cases amid violent anti-vaccine protests. The Bahamas will receive 397,000 doses followed by Trinidad and Tobago with more than 305,000 doses. Barbados will receive 70,200 doses, while 35,100 are slated for St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 17,550 for Antigua, and 11,700 for St. Kitts and Nevis. “The Biden-Harris administration’s highest priority in the Americas today is managing and ending the COVID pandemic and contributing to equitable recovery,” said Juan González, the National Security Council’s senior director for the Western Hemisphere. Thousands of specialized syringes required for the Pfizer vaccine were also donated, with officials noting that the donations involved “significant legal and logistic complexity.” In addition, USAID, which has provided more than $28 million to help 14 Caribbean nations …

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