United States donates 100,620 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Namibia



United States donates 100,620 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Namibia

This vaccine donation from the United States will help Namibians stay healthy and protected against COVID-19

WINDHOEK, Namibia, September 28, 2021 / APO Group / –

The U.S. Embassy in Windhoek, Namibia, announces the U.S. government donation of 100,620 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as part of our global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The donated vaccines are part of the United States’ commitment to initially deliver at least 25 million of the world’s 80 million doses to Africa. The US government has coordinated closely with the African Union, African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and COVAX on country allocations. The doses arrived in Windhoek on September 25.

“We mourn the loss of life in the region due to COVID-19 and extend our condolences to those who have lost loved ones to this terrible disease. This donation of vaccines from the United States will help Namibians stay healthy and protected against COVID-19. The vaccines are safe and effective, and I urge anyone who can to get vaccinated against COVID-19. I did it, ”said U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jess Long. “These vaccines are part of the United States’ commitment to support Namibia’s fight against the pandemic. We will continue to work together to end the heavy toll of this pandemic on life, livelihoods, and secondary social and economic impacts. “

The 100,620 doses of vaccine are part of the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to share the U.S. vaccine supply with the world. As we continue to work to end the global pandemic, President Biden has vowed that the United States will be a vaccine arsenal for the world.

As President Biden said,

“Since the start of my presidency, we have been clear that we must also attack this virus on a global scale. It is about our responsibility – our humanitarian obligation to save as many lives as possible – and our responsibility to our values. We will help pull the world out of this pandemic, working alongside our global partners. ”

In addition to vaccines, the U.S. government quickly deployed more than $ 541 million in health, humanitarian and economic assistance to more than 40 countries in sub-Saharan Africa to fight the pandemic. We are also providing development finance investments to support vaccine manufacturing on the continent and continue to build on decades of U.S. investment in African health infrastructure to respond to this pandemic and prevent the next.

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