Sunday, September 26, 2021
President Biden fulfills his commitment to support COVID-19: United States delivers Pfizer vaccines to Bolivia
As part of the permanent commitment of the United States to support the Bolivian people in their fight against COVID-19, 188,370 Pfizer vaccines arrived on September 26.
“These vaccines are a sign of the unconditional support that the United States has provided to Bolivia since the beginning of the pandemic, and that will continue until it is overcome,” said Charge d’Affaires Charisse Phillips.
To date, the United States has delivered to Bolivia one million eight thousand vaccines produced by the American company Johnson & Johnson and has supported the delivery of more than four hundred and twenty thousand vaccines through the COVAX Mechanism.
The vaccines that arrive today are part of President Joe Biden’s commitment to deliver more than one billion vaccines to countries that need them, a historic action that will help advance the global fight against the pandemic.
As President Biden said to Congress in April, “The United States will be the arsenal of vaccines in our fight against COVID-19, just as it was the arsenal of democracy during World War II.”
This is the largest single country purchase and donation of vaccines and a commitment by the American people to help save lives and protect people around the world against COVID-19. The donation will serve as the basis for a coordinated effort by democratic countries to vaccinate people around the world.