Latvia to donate Pfizer vaccines to Nicaragua

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Latvia will donate 849,420 doses of the Comirnaty vaccine produced by Pfizer/BioNTech to Nicaragua, the Ministry of Health said May 3.

Such a government decision was taken taking into account the epidemiological situation of Latvia and the closing of the active vaccination phase, the Ministry said.

The total value of the gifted vaccines against Covid-19 is €16,563,690, LETA reported.

The Ministry said a significant surplus of vaccines is currently observed in certain regions of the world, which leads to large quantities of vaccines being donated, particularly to the world's most disadvantaged countries and countries in the southern hemisphere.

The vaccine portfolio in Latvia is shaped in the same way as in other countries of the European Union, providing sufficient stocks of vaccines from different manufacturers, so Latvia can contribute to the global fight against the pandemic, said the Ministry. Latvia has already donated around a million vaccines to Tunisia, Moldova, Albania, Kenya, Georgia, Vietnam, Egypt and Benin so far.

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