Coronavirus – Egypt: The United States Provides Additional 1.5 Million Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccines to Egypt
The U.S. Embassy welcomed the arrival of an additional 1.5 million doses of Pfizerâ¯vaccineâ¯to Cairo on December 25.â¯ Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Nicole Shampaine noted, “This delivery of another 1.5 million Pfizer vaccine doses to Egypt through COVAX means the United States has now donated 15 million doses of Coronavirusâ¯vaccinesâ¯to the people of Egypt to help protect Egyptians from the virus and prevent the spread of its dangerous new strains.â¯â¯The emergence of the Omicron variant places even greater importance on our working together, as strategic partners, to overcome the pandemic.”â¯â¯
The Pfizer doses will be dispatched to Ministry of Health and Population facilities in Cairo and stored in UNICEF-funded ultra-cold storage equipment used exclusively for the Pfizerâ¯vaccine. The vaccines will be distributed across the country for administration to Egyptian citizens andâ¯residents.â¯
U.S. cooperation with Egypt in fighting the pandemic is wide-ranging. The U.S. government, through USAID, has provided more than $55 million to support Egypt’s Coronavirusâ¯response, reaching nearly 18 million people. USAID programs train health care workers, help deliver vaccines to the Egyptian people, improve tracking of andâ¯response to the pandemic, and support small businesses. This support builds on the more than $1 billion the United States has invested in Egypt over the past 40 years to improve the health of all Egyptians.â¯
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of U.S. Embassy – Cairo, Egypt.