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United States Donates COVID-19 Vaccines for Djibouti
The U.S. Embassy in Djibouti announces the donation by the United States Government of 151,200 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The donated vaccines are part of the U.S. pledge to initially provide at least 15 million doses to Africa. The U.S. government coordinated closely with the African Union and African public health authorities on the country allocations. The vaccine doses arrived via COVAX in Djibouti on Saturday, July 17, 2021 and were delivered to the Ministry of Health; Djiboutian public health officials will provide information on their usage.
“This donation will help protect the Djiboutian people from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 virus,” U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti Jonathan Pratt said. “The United States is proud to be the largest donor to the COVAX global initiative on COVID-19.”
The doses delivered on July 17 are part of the Biden-Harris Administration commitment to share U.S. vaccine supply with the world. As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at home and work to end the pandemic worldwide, President Biden has promised that the United States will be an arsenal of vaccines for the world.
As President Biden said, “From the beginning of my presidency, we have been clear-eyed that we need to attack this virus globally as well. This is about our responsibility — our humanitarian obligation to save as many lives as we can — and our responsibility to our values. We’re going to help lead the world out of this pandemic, working alongside our global partners.”
For more information, please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy: (253) 21 45 33 68 or e-mail at DjiboutiPD@State.gov