Mbabane, 8 October 2021 (TDI): The United States donated 100,620 Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine doses to Eswatini yesterday, a Southern African country.
The US State Department gladly announced yesterday that the US has delivered above 100,000 covid-19 vaccine doses to Eswatini.
The United States is working with our global partners to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Today we are pleased to announce the delivery of 100,620 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to the people of Eswatini via @gavi, @_AfricanUnion, and #COVAX. pic.twitter.com/XoYLGtcENy
— Department of State (@StateDept) October 7, 2021
Earlier this year in July, the USA had donated above 300,000 Covid-19 Johnson and Johnson vaccine doses to Eswatini. According to the US ambassador Jeanne Maloney, the US is among the largest donors to aid Eswatini in Covid-19’s response.
These global vaccine donations are part of the US commitment against the eradication of Covid-19. In this global effort, the USA is collaborating with Gavi under its COVAX initiative to ensure global vaccine delivery and equity. In this regard, the US is the largest vaccine donor to the COVAX initiative.
The USA with the support of Gavi is also collaborating with the African Union to deliver Covid-19 vaccines across Africa to prevent the rapid spread of the virus.