March 3, 2022: The United States Government announced today the donation of 75,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to the people and government of Trinidad and Tobago. The donation brings the total number of Pfizer vaccines that the United States has donated to Trinidad and Tobago to 684,570.
This donation is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to lead in the effort to vaccinate the world, having already delivered over 400 million free, safe, and effective vaccines to over 110 countries as part of a commitment to donate 1.2 billion doses worldwide with no political strings attached. To date, roughly 25 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have received vaccines. This disease knows no borders and the United States is showing up, leading, and helping to end the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Shante Moore said, “The United States continues to donate these free COVID-19 vaccines to the people of Trinidad and Tobago, and I am pleased to see 50 percent of the population is now vaccinated. It is a significant milestone, but we have also noted the drop in the number of persons getting vaccinated, especially among the 12-18 age group. I urge everyone to get vaccinated to help end this pandemic.”
The United States Government only donates vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These are the same vaccines that all U.S. citizens receive and are the same doses the United States is sharing globally.