U.S. Donates over 60,000 COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccines to Dominica

The United States congratulates Dominica on the December 15 and December 16 arrival of 63,180 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to fight COVID-19. These Pfizer vaccine shipments are part of the United States Government’s donation of 1.2 billion safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines for the world through the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) initiative, to which the United States is the world’s largest donor.

U.S. Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Linda Taglialatela said “The time is now to take advantage of these vaccines to protect yourself, your family, and your community. We can overcome this pandemic together.”

This donation builds on 40,500 vaccines donated to Dominica earlier this year via COVAX and a biliteral donation from the United States. Earlier this month the United States delivered over 200,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines throughout the Eastern Caribbean via COVAX.

The United States is committed to partnering with Dominica to end the COVID-19 pandemic, mitigate its devastating social and economic impacts, and build back a better world.