That is the second supply of vaccines Haiti received this year. On Jan. 11, the U.S. gifted Haiti with a batch of 39,780 doses via the Ministry of Public Health and Population, MSPP under the COVAX initiative.
Last year, a U.S. donation of 108,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine to Haiti sparked controversy after U.S. public health experts recommended that people take the two-dose COVID-19 vaccines when possible. Haitians took to social media last year to condemn the move.
The MSPP has reported a total of 75,737 vaccinated people as of Jan. 5, with either the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine.