U.S. Donation of COVID-19 Vaccines Reaches 3.2 Million!
KIGALI (January 2, 2022) — The Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Rwanda announces a new donation of 999,180 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as a gift from the United States to the people of Rwanda. This latest donation brings the total current U.S. donation of COVID-19 vaccines to Rwanda to 3,295,730 doses. This gift is a symbol of the continued U.S. commitment to partner with the Government of Rwanda to protect the health of the Rwandan people. The vaccines arrived at Kigali International Airport on the evening of January 1, 2022.
“The United States has provided more than 3 million vaccine doses to Rwanda,” said U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Deborah MacLean, “Nearly 2 million additional doses are due to arrive this month. This further shows our strong commitment to and partnership with Rwanda.”
Since the start of the pandemic, the United States has stood side-by-side with the Rwandan people committing nearly 30 billion RWF to combat COVID-19. The United States has pledged to donate at least 1.1 billion doses of COVID-19 doses globally by 2023. As we work together with COVAX, WHO, UNICEF, and partner countries, United States commitment remains steady and strong to make sure vaccines are delivered where they are needed most to end the global pandemic.561