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Togo-Landing of COVID-19 vaccines expected from the United States

The Togolese authorities received this Sunday, August 22, 2021, 188,370 doses of anti-Covid-19 vaccine, Pfizer-BioNTech from the United States of America.

This donation, which is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, arrived in the West African country through the COVAX initiative.

“The donated vaccines are part of the United States’s commitment to provide Africa with at least 25 million of the initial 80 million doses sent globally. On August 3, the US administration announced that it had finally delivered more than 110 million doses to more than 60 countries. The US government has coordinated closely with the African Union and Africa CDC the country allocations, ”the embassy noted in a statement on Sunday.

According to US Ambassador to Lomé Eric Stromayer, these are “safe and effective vaccines, the same ones that have been used to immunize US citizens”.

“This donation is proof of the United States’ commitment to be a leader in the world in ending the pandemic. We support the government of Togo in its COVID-19 mitigation mission. I encourage everyone to get vaccinated to protect themselves and their loved ones, ”he added.

As a reminder, Togo has already obtained at the beginning of the weekend 200,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine, also a donation from the Chinese government.

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