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February 16, 2022

PRESS RELEASE

February 16, 2022

The United States Delivers 1.3 Million Doses of Pfizer Vaccines to Bolivia

 

As part of the permanent United States support to the people of Bolivia in their fight against COVID-19, this morning a new batch of 1,310,400 Pfizer vaccines arrived in La Paz, through the COVAX mechanism.

With this new batch, the United States has delivered to Bolivia more than 4.5 million doses of vaccines produced by the U.S. companies Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer to date.

“I am proud that the United States is the country that has delivered the most vaccines free of charge and without conditions to Bolivia, in solidarity. We hope that these vaccines will support Bolivia’s efforts to revive the economy and facilitate a return to normal life,” said U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires Charisse Phillips.

The United States has also provided more than $10 million to the Bolivian health sector to improve the availability of oxygen treatment and accelerate testing for COVID-19.

The vaccines that arrived today are part of President Biden’s commitment to deliver more than a billion vaccines to countries that need them, a historic decision that is helping drive the global fight against the pandemic.

This commitment represents the largest purchase of vaccines by a single country for donation to hundreds of countries and demonstrates the strong commitment of the American people to help save lives and protect people from COVID-19 around the world.