- A total of 9.4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses so far donated by the American people.
- The U S is committed to sharing 1.2 billion vaccine doses where they are needed most.
- Amb. Natilie is calling for increased vaccine uptake.
The United States has donated an additional 2.9 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Uganda bringing the total to 9.4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses so far donated by the American people.
U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Natalie E. Brown, noted that those who are not vaccinated, now is the time to the jab, adding that the vaccines are safe and effective and help prevent serious illness and death
Vaccines are here, but they won’t do any good unless everyone eligible takes the opportunity to protect themselves and their families against the corona virus” said Ambassador Brown.
The ambassador further stressed that “ the emergence of new COVID-19 variants shows this global pandemic will not end anywhere until it is defeated everywhere. If you are not vaccinated, now is the time to get your jab”.
She noted that there were more vaccines to be donated to Uganda to help the country ensure that its population is fully inoculated against COVID-19, calling for increased vaccine uptake.
The United States is committed to sharing 1.2 billion vaccine doses where they are needed most. On December 2, President Biden announced a pledge to accelerate vaccine delivery and provide 200 million vaccine doses to countries that need them within the next 100 days. In addition to vaccine donations, the United States has provided further assistance valued at more than $122 million to support Uganda’s COVID-19 response.
To support Uganda’s national vaccine rollout, the United States has provided technical and financial support in data management, risk communication, health worker training, human resources support, supply chain strengthening, and cold storage capacity.