The US government handed over 300,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to the Somali government on Wednesday in an effort to assist in the fight against the new coronavirus, which is still wreaking havoc around the globe.
In a statement, the US embassy in Mogadishu said 286,650 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 had arrived through the WHO-run COVAX facility.
As the world’s largest single donor to COVAX, the cargo is part of the Embassy’s commitment to lead the worldwide response to the COVID-19 outbreak and expedite global vaccine supply.
Since the first incidence of COVID-19 was discovered in Somalia in 2020, the United States has sent five shipments to the Horn of Africa country.
Reuters According to the COVID-19 Tracker, Somalia reports two new infections per day on average, down 1% from the peak — the highest daily average reported on February 1. Since the outbreak began, the coronavirus has caused 26,535 illnesses and 1,361 deaths in the United States.
According to the World Health Organization, there were 26,535 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to WHO between 3 January 2020 and 4:22pm CEST on 25 May 2022, with 1,361 deaths. A total of 2,712,296 vaccine doses has been delivered as of May 17, 2022.