U.S. to send more COVID-19 vaccines to Haiti soon -White House

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Health personnel with the medical charity Medecin Sans Frontieres or Doctors Without Borders (MSF) get ready at the dressing area before attending to patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the MSF’s facilities, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti June 23, 2020. Picture taken June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Jeanty Junior Augustin/File Photo

WASHINGTON, July 15 (Reuters) – The United States will send a ‘significant’ additional amount of coronavirus vaccines to Haiti soon, the White House said on Thursday, a day after the troubled Caribbean nation received 500,000 U.S.-donated doses.

“We will send a significant amount of additional doses to Haiti soon in consultation with local health authorities,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters.

The vaccines Haiti received on Wednesday were part of a pledge by the United States to donate some 12 million doses to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean through the global vaccine facility COVAX, which distributes vaccines to poorer countries. read more

Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Writing by Merdie Nzanga; Editing by Tim Ahmann

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