The United States of America has donated 168,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines to the government of the Central African Republic.
This new consignment of vaccines is in addition to 168,300 vaccines which were donated by the Americans to the Central African Republic on Nov. 19, 2021.
It brings to 806,700 coronavirus vaccines donated by the United States to the Central African Republic since July 2 this year.
All the doses so far donated by the Americans to the country are manufactured by Johnson & Johnson.
“The United States is proud to serve an arsenal of efficacious Covid-19 vaccines to the Central African Republic and to the entire world,” said Lucy Tamlyn, the US Ambassador to the Central African Republic on Wednesday, Dec. 8.
“Our donations of vaccines demonstrate our sincere partnership and our long-term engagement in the Central African Republic.”
The vaccines aid in reducing the risks of a more serious impact of COVID-19 such as hospitalisation and death. When the vaccines are associated with other preventive measures, they also contribute in reducing the spread of COVID-19.
The donation and exchanges between the US and the Central African Republic come at a time when the world continues to react to the emergence of the new Omicron coronavirus variant.
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