US Government Donates Nearly 2.5 Million Doses of COVID Vaccines to Tajikistan

14 декабря, 2021 14:00

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DUSHANBE, 14.12.2021 (NIAT Khovar) – The US government has delivered an additional 153,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Tajikistan, reports the US Embassy to Tajikistan.

Later this week another 146,520 doses will arrive in Tajikistan, bringing the total to 299,520.

These deliveries are made available through COVAX, a global initiative to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

This week’s deliveries bring the total US government’s donation of Pfizer to 823,680, and Moderna to 1,622,500 doses. The total sum of all vaccines delivered to Tajikistan so far is 2,446,180.

According to the US Embassy, since March 2020, the US has provided more than $12 million in equipment and technical support to help Tajikistan fight COVID-19. This support has been used to procure medical supplies and personal protective equipment, upgrade laboratories, train public health and medical professionals, and support the vaccination effort in Tajikistan.

The US will continue partnering with Tajikistan to end the COVID-19 pandemic, mitigate its devastating social and economic impact, and improve preparedness to respond to future outbreaks, reads the US Embassy’s message.

Yesterday’s Pfizer vaccine delivery to Tajikistan is part of the US government’s commitment to donate 1.1 billion COVID-19 vaccines to countries most in need. To date, USAID has provided $5.7 billion to provide vaccines worldwide, with more on the way.

“We are committed to ensuring Tajikistan reaches 70 percent full vaccination coverage by next September under the Biden Administration’s initiative of Vaccinate the World,” commented USAID Director in Tajikistan Peter Riley.

14 декабря, 2021 14:00

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