U.S. Gives over 1.5mln Doses of Pfizer Vaccine Support to Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA – The United States is donating 1,552,590 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Ethiopia through COVAX, its embassy in Addis Ababa said on Tuesday.

The Pfizer doses arrived at the Ethiopian Pharmaceuticals Supply Agency on October 27th, via COVAX.

The embassy said the U.S. is sharing these doses “safely, equitably, with no political strings attached”, and with an objective of saving lives. 

“We are honored to announce this additional donation of life-saving COVID-19 vaccine to the Ethiopian people,” said Geeta Pasi, US ambassador to Ethiopia.

“With this donation, the United States has shared around four million doses with Ethiopia so far,” she said. “Our aim is to save lives and reduce suffering.”


Featured Image: A vial labelled with the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine is seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. [Photo Dado Ruvic/Reuters]