August 26, 2021
The Embassy of the United States in Luanda, Angola is pleased to announce the arrival of 596,700 additional doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine donated by the U.S. government to Angola. This second batch brings the number of doses of the Pfizer vaccine provided to Angola to 1,182,870 (the first arrived on August 24th). Expected to arrive at the 4 de Fevereiro International Airport in Luanda, via COVAX, today, August 26, at 1:00 pm, this total donation of the vaccines will be the largest by a single country to Angola to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
These 1,182,870 doses are part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to share the U.S. vaccine supply with the world. To date, the United States has delivered more than 110 million doses of vaccine to more than 60 countries. The commitment to provide an additional 500 million Pfizer vaccines will continue to fulfill US President Biden’s commitment to strengthen the fight against the global pandemic.
As President Biden said, “Since the beginning of my presidency, we have been clear about the need to attack this virus globally. This is about our responsibility — our humanitarian obligation to save as many lives as possible — and our responsibility to our values. We will help the world get out of this pandemic by working alongside our global partners.”
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 their established logistical channels.
For more information, please contact the U.S. Embassy Public Diplomacy Section at: LuandaPress@state.gov or 923-284-117.