As President Joseph R. Biden dedicated earlier this yr, vaccines donated by the American individuals have arrived in The Gambia. On July 20, 151,200 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 single-shot vaccine donated by the USA authorities arrived in The Gambia, the primary tranche in an preliminary donation of over 304,000 doses. This single-dose vaccine has confirmed extremely efficient in stopping severe sickness from the COVID-19 virus. We’re happy to associate with the African Union, COVAX, WHO, and UNICEF to help theStatement by International Minister Dr. Mamadou Tangara on Mandela Day 18 July 2021 Gambian authorities’s vaccination efforts led by the Ministry of Well being. Sharing these vaccines serves as instance of the significance of the longstanding ties between the Gambian and American governments and other people.
These are the identical protected and efficient vaccines which have saved numerous lives in the USA. This donation will assist shield the Gambian individuals from the ravages of COVID-19. Given the latest dramatic enhance in constructive COVID-19 assessments, severe sickness, and loss of life, this donation comes at a important time for The Gambia.
“This supply is simply the start. We are going to proceed to donate vaccine provide, as it’s accessible to us, and we’ll quickly start delivering on our contribution of 500 million Pfizer doses for distribution by COVAX to international locations around the globe, together with The Gambia. Solely by working collectively – and by getting vaccinated! – can we fight and finish the COVID pandemic,” mentioned U.S. Ambassador R. Carl Paschall.
These vaccine doses are a part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s world efforts dedication to share U.S. vaccine provide with the world and are on prime of the $2 billion offered by the USA to COVAX in April to purchase vaccines for distribution. As we proceed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic at residence and work to finish the pandemic worldwide, President Biden has promised that the USA will likely be an arsenal of vaccines for the world.