Today, June 8, a Salvadoran convoy carrying COVID-19 vaccines is on its way to municipalities in Honduras; this is the second time the Salvadoran government has donated vaccines to Honduran municipalities.
This aid of about 16,000 COVID-19 vaccines is on its way to the municipalities of Nueva Ocotepeque and Choluteca in Honduras. It is the first delivery of the 44,000 vaccines president Bukele agreed to donate to Honduran municipalities.
The second part of the 44,000 vaccine donation will be transported by air and delivered on Thursday to four destinations in the Bay Islands: Guanaja, José Santos Guardiola, Utila, and Roatán.
Salvadoran Health Minister Alabi clarified that the donation does not affect the rate of vaccination carried out in El Salvador.
“This day, support is being provided with more doses of vaccines for Ocotepeque and Choluteca. It focused on prioritizing the vaccination of people on the front line and the elderly, or those with chronic diseases,”
stated Salvadoran Health Minister Alabi. The vaccines being donated are from the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.
The delivery of these vaccines results from the localities’ mayors requesting support from the Salvadoran president to address the health situation they are going through.
Last Saturday, June 5, the Minister of Health, Francisco Alabi, following a request by President Nayib Bukele, met with the mayors of the Honduran towns of Roatán, Utila, Guanaja, Nueva Ocotepeque, and Choluteca.
According to the
government, the meeting was to inform them of the logistics for delivering the donation of COVID-19 vaccines authorized by President Nayib Bukele.
In addition to the donation of vaccines, Minister of Health, Francisco Alabi, said they also provided advice on logistics and the most viable procedure for the vaccine application.
The mayors of the Honduran municipalities who benefited from the Salvadoran aid were happy with the Salvadoran Government. They took to social media and expressed their gratitude to President Nayib Bukele for responding to their request for help.