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U.S. Donates Additional 9.6 Million Pfizer Vaccines to Bangladesh; U.S.-donated Doses Now Exceed 28 Million

U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh

DHAKA, U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh -- The U.S. donated 9.6 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to Bangladesh, a gift from the American people on Jan. 15. This donation of Pfizer vaccines brings the overall U.S. government vaccine contribution to over 28 million doses.

“Nothing has made me prouder as U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh over the past three years than the work we are doing together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. I am pleased to announce, through the generosity of the American people, a donation of 9.6 million additional vaccines to the people of Bangladesh. The U.S. has now donated, free for charge, over 28 million vaccine doses to Bangladesh with millions more on the way. We salute and stand with heroic Bangladeshi health care providers and assistance partners as we work together to provide a healthier, brighter future for the people of both our great nations,” said Ambassador Miller.

This delivery of Pfizer vaccines is part of the United States’ commitment to lead the global COVID-19 response by donating a billion doses of Pfizer vaccine around the world through 2022.

In addition to vaccine donations, the U.S. continues to work closely with Bangladesh to support the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign and strengthen the government’s response to the pandemic. The United States has provided training to over 7,000 healthcare providers on the proper management and administration of vaccines.

To date, the U.S. has contributed over $121 million in COVID-related development and humanitarian assistance through USAID, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  This assistance has saved lives and treated individuals infected with COVID-19, strengthened testing capacity and monitoring, enhanced case management and infection prevention and control practices, and improved the supply chain and logistics management systems. U.S. support has also protected front line workers and increased the public’s knowledge on how to better protect themselves from infection.

The U.S. has donated $4 billion to support the worldwide COVAX effort, which includes support for ultra-cold chain storage, transportation, and safe handling of COVID-19 vaccines, making the United States the world’s largest donor for equitable global COVID-19 vaccine access.

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