Namibia receives donation of 100,620 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines

A picture of the Pfizer vaccine./VCG

Namibia on Tuesday announced that it received a donation of 100,620 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from the U.S. Embassy in Windhoek as part of its global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The donated vaccines are part of the U.S. pledge to initially provide at least 25 million of 80 million doses globally to Africa.  The U.S. government coordinated closely with the African Union, Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), and COVAX on the country allocations.

“We mourn the loss of life across the region due to COVID-19 and extend our condolences to those who have lost loved ones to this terrible disease.  This donation of vaccines by the United States will help Namibians stay healthy and protected from COVID-19.  Vaccines are safe and effective, and I urge everyone that can to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  I did,” said the U.S. Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires Jess Long.

“These vaccines are part of the U.S. commitment to support Namibia’s fight against the pandemic.  We will continue working together to put an end to this pandemic’s high toll on life, livelihoods, and secondary social and economic impacts.”

The 100, 620 vaccine doses are part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to share U.S. vaccine supply with the world.  As we continue to work to end the pandemic worldwide, President Biden has promised that the United States will be an arsenal of vaccines for the world.

In addition to vaccines, the U.S. government has rapidly deployed more than $541 million in health, humanitarian, and economic support assistance to more than 40 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to fight the pandemic.