US donates 418,860 Pfizer doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Rwanda

On 30 October 2021 at 07:25

The United States of America (USA) has donated 418,860 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

This brings the total current U.S. donation of COVID-19 vaccines to Rwanda to 1,658,690 doses, for one dose of protection for 22% of Rwanda’s people who are eligible.

This donation is a further symbol of U.S. commitment to work with the people and Government of Rwanda to protect the Rwandan people from disease.

The statement released by US embassy in Rwanda shows that the donation is part of the country’s commitment to contribute to COVID-19 response.

’As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and work to end the pandemic worldwide, President Biden has promised that the United States will be an arsenal of vaccines for the world.Thanks to the ingenuity of American scientists and the strength of American manufacturing the United States is bringing life-saving vaccines around the world to the people who need them the most," reads part of the statement.

To date, the United States has donated more than 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, a major step in ending the pandemic globally. And we are not done yet.

Working together with COVAX, WHO, UNICEF, and partner countries, the United States is committed to donating 1.1 billion vaccine doses to where they are needed most to end this global pandemic.

As President Biden said: “The United States is committed to bringing the same urgency to international vaccination efforts that we have demonstrated at home.”

This donation to Rwanda comes as a response to this Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to share vaccines with the world and is a continuation of our support to the Rwandan people and will help them focus on economic recovery.

"We mourn the loss of life across the region due to COVID-19 and extend our condolences to those who have lost loved ones to this terrible disease. We will continue working together to put an end to this pandemic’s high toll on life, livelihoods, and secondary social and economic impacts."