The Embassy of the United States in Luanda, Angola, is pleased to announce the arrival of 600,210 additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines that the U.S is sharing with Angola through COVAX. The United States is sharing these doses as part of our commitment to fight this pandemic and save lives globally.
This fourth batch brings the number of Pfizer vaccine doses the US has given to Angola to 2,247,170 (the first, the second and the third arrived on August 24, 26 and September 26). The most recent batch arrived at the 4 de Fevereiro International Airport in Luanda, via COVAX, today, October 11, at 13:40 pm. The U.S. has donated more vaccines than any other country to help Angola fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
To date, the United States has delivered more than 176 million doses of vaccine to more than 100 countries, and we will continue to share vaccine doses as supply becomes available. The United States will purchase and donate an additional 500 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses for distribution by COVAX through 2022, beyond the 500 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses we committed in June. That brings our total to over a billion doses donated to the world.
This commitment will continue to fulfill US President Biden’s efforts 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 CDC to deliver these doses across the continent through the COVAX initiative via their established logistical channels, and with the Government of Angola, especially the Ministry of Health, to help the Angolan people be safe from COVID-19.
For more information, please contact the U.S. Embassy Public Diplomacy Section at: LuandaPress@state.gov or 923-284-117.