15 CARICOM Member States will receive 5.5 million doses of the much-anticipated Pfizer vaccines, with 1.5 million doses being allocated to Haiti and the other 4 million doses for distribution among 14 CARICOM countries.
It's likely part and parcel of the promise made to Belize by the U.S. Embassy in Belmopan, a donation for which we've yet to receive either an exact amount or an arrival date. But it is eagerly anticipated as Pfizer is the only Covid vaccine approved for adolescents 12 to 17 years old.
And yesterday evening, a release from the Caricom community called the upcoming donation the culmination of efforts initiated by the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Keith Rowley, who as Chair of CARICOM, wrote to President Joseph Biden of the United States earlier this year requesting a supply of vaccines for the Community.
The donation from the White House also includes 3 million ancillary kits containing needles, syringes, diluent, and other supplies which have already been received.Channel 7