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Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Saturday that his country will receive its initial batch of Covid vaccines during the second half of February through the Covax program backed by the World Health Organization, Reuters reports.
Co-led by the Gavi vaccine alliance, WHO and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, Covax is aiming to deliver 1.3 billion doses of approved vaccines to 92 eligible low- and middle-income countries in 2021.
Hernandez said in a post on Twitter his government had been informed by Covax-Gavi that Honduras would receive up to 800,000 doses of vaccine in the second half of February.
Earlier, neighbouring Guatemala said it was also expecting its first vaccines via the Covax program in February.
Almost 50m doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been distributed in the United States and nearly 30m have been administered, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday.
The amounts include the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines as of 6am ET, the agency said.