The U.S. Embassy in Mogadishu is pleased to announce the delivery of an additional 286,650 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, which the United States is sharing with Somalia through the COVAX facility. We are sharing these doses safely, equitably, and with no strings attached. We are doing this with the singular objective of saving lives across Somalia.
This shipment is part of our commitment to lead the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and accelerate the global vaccine distribution as the world’s largest single donor to COVAX.
Safe and effective vaccines are our best tool to end the pandemic, and the United States has committed to providing 1.1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses worldwide. To date, the United States has delivered more than 500 million doses of vaccine to more than 115 countries. The commitment to provide COVID-19 vaccines to 92 Gavi Advance Market Commitment economies and African Union member states will continue to fulfill U.S. President Biden’s commitment to strengthen the fight against the global pandemic.
As President Biden has said, the United States is committed to bringing the same urgency to international vaccination efforts that we have demonstrated at home. We are sharing these vaccines to save lives and to lead the world in bringing an end to the pandemic.
We look forward to continued coordination with the African Union and Africa’s CDC to deliver these doses across the continent through the COVAX initiative via its established logistical channels.
For more information, please contact the U.S. Embassy’s public diplomacy section at SomaliaPublicAffairs@state.gov.