The deliveries are being sent out to African countries that are members of COVAX and since the other day, Senegal, Gambia and Burkina Faso had actually gotten 151,200 dosages each.
According to the State Department Coordinator for Global COVID-19 Response and Health Security, Gayle E. Smith, 3 kinds of COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson would be delivered to the recipient nations.
“The kinds of vaccines that we are providing are Pfizer, Moderna and J&J, and there is an entire process in actually sharing vaccines,” Mrs Smith stated the other day throughout a Digital Press Briefing on United States Global COVID-19 Response and Vaccine Donations to the African Union.
“It is not quite as easy as us just putting them on a plane and sending them and someone picking them up at the other end. We go through a detailed legal and regulatory process with host governments to make sure that that vaccine is approved in a given country because each country does its own regulatory process”
She stated the United States was making efforts to guarantee that nations get vaccines that they are currently utilizing in their vaccination projects.
Mrs Smith even more revealed that more deliveries would be sent out to Africa in August as part of United States President Joe Biden’s dedication to contribute 500 million dosages of the Pfizer vaccines to about 100 nations.
Safe and efficient vaccine dosages
The Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Madam Akunna Cook guaranteed that the vaccines were safe and efficient.
She stated the United States’s action to the absence of vaccine protection on the continent forms part of a longstanding partnership to boost Africa’s health security and facilities.
She stated over the last twenty years, the United States had actually invested over $100billion in health to conserve countless lives in sub-Saharan Africa
“Africa is a priority for this administration and we are proud of the resiliency that African nations have demonstrated in the face of this pandemic. We remain committed to staying a leading partner in African countries response to pandemics and infectious disease outbreaks”