Ethiopia Receives Nearly A Million J&J Covid-19 Vaccines support from U.S.

ADDIS ABABA – The United States has presented 453,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 single-shot vaccine on Wednesday to Ethiopia and announced the donation of an additional 504,000 doses scheduled to arrive in Addis Ababa today.

U.S. Ambassador Geeta Pasi presented the vaccines to State Minister of Health, Seharela Abdullahi, in a handover event at the Janmeda Health Center in Addis Ababa.

Delivered through COVAX, the donations are part of the U.S. government’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I am proud of the United States’ commitment to improving the health of the Ethiopian people,” said Ambassador Pasi.

“Today’s vaccine donation, in addition to another 504,000 doses arriving today – which brings us to over 2.5 million doses donated – underscores my country’s special relationship with the people of Ethiopia,” she added.

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health and the Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Supply Agency will oversee vaccine distribution nationwide.


Featured Image caption: AmbassadorPasi handing over 453,600 doses of J&J COVID-19 vaccines to State Minister Seharla and Head of Arada Sub-City Health Bureau, Dr. Hanna Yeshinigus, at the Janmeda Health Center on September 23,2021. [Photo US embassy]