U.S Donates Over 3.5m Doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Nigeria

U.S Donates Over 3.5m Doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Nigeria

The U.S. Mission in Nigeria has announced the arrival of three million, five hundred and seventy seven thousand, eight hundred and sixty  doses of Pfizer vaccine for the public health and benefit of the Nigerians through COVAX, the worldwide initiative ensuring equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.
The U.S. shipment which arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, today will bring the total number of U.S.-bilaterally donated doses to Nigeria to over seven point five million.
The U.S. also contributed to the first multilateral donation of AstraZeneca vaccine in March 2021 thereby making the overall donation by COVAX to Nigeria to over ten million doses to date.
A statement made available to the press by the United States embassy in Abuja sai that the U.S had pledged to purchase and donate one point one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses worldwide, and to date has delivered more than one hundred and eighty million doses to more than one hundred countries.
The statement noted that U.S. government’s continued efforts to provide vaccines to African Union member countries contributed to fulfilling President Biden’s pledge when he said that the United States is committed to bringing the same urgency to international vaccination efforts that they have demonstrated at home hence they are sharing the vaccines to save lives and to lead the world in bringing an end to the pandemic.
These vaccine donations are a part of the U.S. government’s continued partnership with the Government of Nigeria in combatting COVID-19.
To date, the U.S. government has provided one hundred and thirty million dollars support to Nigeria’s Ministry of Health and Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and is looking forward to continued coordination with Nigeria and its Center for Disease Control to deliver life-saving doses across the country through the COVAX initiative.
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