United States donates 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines to El Salvador

July 4, 2021  

United States donates 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines to El Salvador   


The U.S. Embassy in San Salvador announces the arrival of a donation by the United States Government of 1.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The donated doses of vaccine, which have a 94.1% effectiveness rate, arrived today, July 4.     

“We are committed to helping our neighbors and recognize that no single country has beat the pandemic until all countries beat the pandemic,” said the Charge d’Affaires Jean Manes.  

This donation of 1.5 million doses is part of the Biden-Harris Administration commitment to share U.S. vaccine supply with the world.  As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at home and work to end the pandemic worldwide, President Biden has promised that the United States will be an arsenal of vaccines for the world.   

As President Biden said,   

“From the beginning of my presidency, we have been clear-eyed that we need to attack this virus globally as well.  This is about our responsibility — our humanitarian obligation to save as many lives as we can — and our responsibility to our values.  We’re going to help lead the world out of this pandemic, working alongside our global partners.”