More than 14 million vaccines against COVID-19 have been administered in Honduras

As per figures released by Honduras’ Health Ministry, the country has administered more than 14 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine since the vaccination of its people began in February of 2021.

Thus, according to the data from the Ministry of Health’s Expanded Program of Vaccinations, health workers have administered around 14,257,479 doses, with 6,213,060 of these being the initial dose.

The Ministry’s spokesperson went on to say that 5,306,607 people had received the second dosage of the vaccine. 2,591,718 had been received in the first drive, and 103,287 had been received in the second drive. 

To reach a higher coverage of vaccinated people, the Ministry of Health has permitted more than 1,600 establishments to vaccinate the community against COVID-19 and has also developed brigades to vaccinate “home by home.”

“Honduras keeps making progress in COVID-19 immunization; but, those who have not yet received any doses must begin or finish a scheme with the very first, second, third, first booster, and second booster to attain community immunity,” the Honduran Institution of Health said.

According to health officials, the Central American country, which has a population of 9.5 million people, has received upwards of 15.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, both donated and purchased.

According to the Pan American Health Organization, Honduras has now received 5,315,030 doses of COVID-19 vaccinations through the Covax mechanism, with 4,726,300 of them coming from the United States (PAHO).

Doctors and government authorities have recommended the public take biosecurity measures such as wearing masks, frequent hand washing, and maintaining a safe distance.

Even though the number of infections & deaths in the country have decreased significantly in recent months, medical authorities have warned of an upsurge in the coronavirus’s prevalence. As of June 15, Honduras had documented 425,930 infections, 10,903 fatalities, and 132,444 people recovered since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020.