The US Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, announces the United States Government’s donation of 453,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as part of the US government’s global effort to COVID-19 pandemic. The donated vaccines are part of the US pledge to initially provide 25 million doses to Africa from 80 million doses worldwide. The US government has worked closely with the African Union and Africa CDC on the country assignments. The vaccine doses came through COVAX in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Monday, July 19, 2021. This donation will help protect the Ethiopian people from the ravages of the COVID-19 virus and begin to reduce the barriers to rebuilding the Ethiopian economy.
“Fans, drugs, test kits, oxygen concentrators, personal protective equipment….and today we are proud to add “vaccines” to the list of support the American people are offering Ethiopia to save lives in the fight against COVID-19,” said Ambassador Geeta Pasi.
These 453,600 doses are part of the US commitment to share US vaccine supply to the world. We keep fighting the COVID-19 pandemic at home and work to end the pandemic worldwide, and as President Biden has said, the United States will serve as an arsenal of vaccines for the world. We firmly believe that by working together we can beat! COVID-19.
“From the beginning of my presidency, we have had a clear eye that we must also attack this virus worldwide. This is about our responsibility – our humanitarian obligation to save as many lives as possible – and our responsibility to our values. We are going to help the world get out of this pandemic by working with our global partners.” — President Biden
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