December 8, 2021: Today, the United States Government has announced the donation of 304,200 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, which represents the second tranche out of a total 907,920 to be donated 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 609,570.
This donation is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to lead in the effort to vaccinate the world, having shipped over 280 million free vaccines to 110 countries to help us get out of this pandemic.
With the emergence of the Omicron variant, President Biden announced on December 2 that the United States will accelerate the delivery of vaccines to countries that need them. President Biden has pledged to deliver 200 million doses – more doses within the next 100 days – on the way to delivering more than 1.2 billion doses for the rest of the world.
U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Shante Moore said, “The United States is proud to donate these free COVID-19 vaccines to the people of Trinidad and Tobago, who are our neighbors, family members, and friends. I urge everyone to get vaccinated. As President Biden said, ‘We are doing our part, and we’ll do more, but this a global pandemic and everyone needs to fight it together.’”
The nearly 908,000 doses the United States has committed to donating to Trinidad and Tobago will constitute 77 percent of all vaccines donated to Trinidad and Tobago since deliveries started in February. The initial Pfizer vaccine donation allowed children aged 12-18 to be vaccinated and begin to return to school.
The United States Government only donates vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These are the same vaccines that all American citizens can receive and are the same doses the United States is sharing globally.