Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA.
The U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania announces the donation by the United States government of over one million doses of the single shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as part of our global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The donated vaccines are part of the U.S. pledge to provide at least 25 million of 80 million doses globally to Africa. The U.S. government coordinated closely with the African Union and Africa CDC on the country allocations. The vaccine doses arrived via COVAX in Dar es Salaam on July 24.
This donation will help protect the Tanzanian people from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic and begin reducing barriers to building back the Tanzanian economy.
“We are sharing these vaccines to save lives and to lead the world in bringing an end to the pandemic. Sharing these vaccines also serve as another example of the strength of our 60-year partnership and our commitment to Tanzania.” said Ambassador Wright.
The over one million doses are part of the U.S. government’s commitment to share U.S. vaccine supply with the world. As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at home and work to end the pandemic worldwide, President Biden has promised that the United States will be an arsenal of vaccines for the world.
As President Biden said,
“From the beginning of my presidency, we have been clear-eyed that we need to attack this virus globally as well. This is about our responsibility — our humanitarian obligation to save as many lives as we can — and our responsibility to our values. We’re going to help lead the world out of this pandemic, working alongside our global partners.”