Home : Media : News : News Article View
NEWS | June 28, 2022

U.S. Donates 2.2 Million Doses of Pediatric Covid-19 Vaccines to Nepal

KATHMANDU, U.S. Embassy in Nepal -- The United States government is donating 2.2 million doses of pediatric vaccines to Nepal to fight COVID-19. These highly effective, life-saving vaccines for children ages 5-11 are provided through the generosity of the American people and add to the 2.26 million doses of Pfizer vaccines, and the 1.5 million single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines that the United States has donated to Nepal so far.

This donation also celebrates 75 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and Nepal. The United States’ historic support for Nepal’s health sector reflects the powerful results of our partnership. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the United States government has worked directly with the Government of Nepal to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, ensure the continuity of critical health services, and support the country in mitigating the pandemic’s secondary social and economic impact – particularly on education and livelihoods.

In preparation for the launch of the pediatric Pfizer vaccine campaign, USAID supported Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population to train frontline health workers in 56 districts on administration of the pediatric Pfizer vaccine.

Worldwide, the United States has pledged to donate more than 1.1 billion vaccines to 115 developing countries and has already delivered over half of a billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines. With its contribution of $4 billion, the United States is the largest bilateral donor to the global vaccine initiative, COVAX.

The United States is committed to leading the global COVID-19 response because it is the right thing to do and will make us all—Americans and Nepalis alike—safer. We are proud to work with Nepal to end this pandemic.

CONNECT WITH USINDOPACOM
Facebook

Like Us
Twitter
327,702
Follow Us

ENGAGE & CONNECT MORE WITH PACOM

                                                 

IN THE USINDOPACOM NEWS
USS Frank Cable Visits Visakhapatnam, India
Sailors assigned to the Emory S. Land-class submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) man the rails as the ship departs Visakhapatnam, India, Aug. 4, 2022. Frank Cable is currently on patrol conducting expeditionary maintenance and logistics in the 7th Fleet area of operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific.
Aug. 5, 2022 - VISAKHAPATNAM, India -- The Emory S. Land-class submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) hosted several engagements with Indian Navy partners and outreach events during a scheduled port visit in Visakhapatnam, India, Aug...

Pacific Air Forces, RAAF Conduct Virtual Aeromedical Training
Col. Susan Moran, Pacific Air Forces Command Surgeon, welcomes participants to the virtual knowledge exchange at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii between the Royal Australian Air Force and the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan on July 25, 2022. The intent of the virtual training was to exchange best practices and procedures during aeromedical missions to enhance patient care.
Aug. 5, 2022 - HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- When it comes to aeromedical patient care in the Indo-Pacific region, one of the United States’ closest allies takes “mateship” to a new level.Australia and the United States have a proud...

RIMPAC 2022: Building Relationships and Warfighting Readiness
U.S. Navy reserve Sailors pose for a group photo during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022, July 21. Twenty-six nations, 38 ships, three submarines, more than 170 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2022 is the 28th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
Aug. 5, 2022 - PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- The old saying goes that ‘practice makes perfect,’ but at Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022, practice makes capable, adaptive partners of Sailors and service members from around the world.The largest...

Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi Before The ASEAN-U.S. Ministerial Meeting
Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi Before The ASEAN-U.S. Ministerial Meeting.
Aug. 5, 2022 - PHNOM, U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Indonesia -- Foreign Minister Marsudi: Secretary Blinken, Tony, it is a pleasure to welcome you back in the region. And I appreciate very much your presence in this meeting. It shows the...

Drones of the Water
Medium displacement unmanned surface vessel Sea Hunter sails in formation during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022, July 28. Twenty-six nations, 38 ships, three submarines, more than 30 unmanned systems, approximately 170 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2022 is the 28th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
Aug. 5, 2022 - PACIFIC OCEAN -- Colloquially called drone ships, multiple unmanned platforms participated in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022, in concert with manned platforms.Unmanned and remotely operated vessels extend the capability of...