El Salvador donates vaccine to Honduran towns

14 May 2021
2021-05-14 12:36

Seven refrigerated trucks left El Salvador on Thursday carrying 34,000 doses of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine to seven towns in Honduras. El Salvador's health secretary Francisco AlabĂ­ delivered the vaccines to the mayors at the border. El Salvador has given at least a single dose to nearly one million people, around a quarter of its target population.

It's been more successful that neighbouring countries such as Honduras and Guatemala in securing supplies. Honduras had received less than 60,000 vaccine doses, before Thursday's donation from El Salvador.

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