U.S. Donates over 115,000 COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccines to Saint Lucia

Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Dec. 14, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

The United States congratulates Saint Lucia on the December 14 delivery of 115,830 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to fight COVID-19. These Pfizer vaccine shipments are part of the United States Government’s donation of 1.2 billion safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines for the world through the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) initiative, to which the United States is the world’s largest donor.

U.S. Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Linda Taglialatela said “The time is now to take advantage of these vaccines to protect yourself, your family, and your community. We can overcome this pandemic together.”

This donation builds on 52,650 Pfizer vaccine doses donated by the United States to Saint Lucia in August of this year. This month the United States delivered over 200,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines throughout the Eastern Caribbean.

The United States is committed to partnering with Saint Lucia to end the COVID-19 pandemic, mitigate its devastating social and economic impacts, and build back a better world.