United States gives Rwanda nearly 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in total

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The Embassy of the United States of America in the Republic of Rwanda announces a new delivery of 301,860 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as a gift from the people of the United States to the people of Rwanda.

This brings the current total of U.S. donations of COVID-19 vaccines to Rwanda to 1,960,550 doses. These doses of vaccine are accompanied by syringes donated by the United States and the United States provides 1,350,000 syringes needed to fill a critical gap.

This donation is another symbol of the United States’ commitment to work with the government of Rwanda to protect the health of the Rwandan people.

Ambassador Vrooman announced: “The United States has provided almost 2 million doses of vaccine to Rwanda, and another million doses are expected to arrive via COVAX in December. ”

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 those who need them most.

To date, the United States has donated more than 240 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to more than 100 countriesa major step towards ending the pandemic on a global scale.

In sub-Saharan Africa alone, the United States has provided more than 65 million doses of the vaccine. And we haven’t finished yet. In collaboration with COVAX, WHO, UNICEF and partner countries, the United States has pledged to donate 1.1 billion doses of vaccine to where they are most needed to end this global pandemic .

We also appreciate our partnership with Rwanda. By providing donations of life-saving vaccines, personal protective equipment, training and testing capacity, Rwanda can be on track to end the heavy toll of this pandemic on lives, livelihoods and impacts. secondary social and economic.

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