Healthcare workers walking past an ambulance. Photo by George H. Rouzier for The Haitian Times

President Jovenel Moïse said Tuesday that Haiti will receive a COVID-19 vaccine, during his speech commemorating the Haitian Flag at the National Palace. He did not specify which vaccine Haiti would receive nor the date it would arrive or be distributed.

Haiti is experiencing an abrupt rise in the COVID-19 cases. Over the past two weeks, health officials have seen 70 new confirmed cases per day, Moïse said.

In April, Haiti rejected 756,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. However, due to the country’s lack of deep refrigeration infrastructure, it can only accommodate the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, according to Juno7.

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