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The United States announces donation of an additional 1,210,550 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Ethiopia

Johnson and Johnson COVID 19 vaccine
1,210,550 doses of COVID-19 vaccines donated by the United States being offloaded at the Ethiopian  Pharmaceutical 
Supply Agency (EPSA) on August 3,2021.  ( Photo : courtesy of US Embassy in Addis Ababa)

US Embassy in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,  – The U.S. Embassy announces the donation by the United States government of an additional 1,210,550 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. These doses, in addition to the donation of 453,600 doses that arrived July 19, are part of the U.S. pledge to provide 25 million life-saving vaccines to Africa.  The U.S. government continues to coordinate closely with the African Union and Africa CDC on these allocations.   The vaccine doses arrived via COVAX in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Monday, August 2, 2021.  

This donation will further aid the Ethiopian people in their fight to save lives and build back their livelihoods from the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Today, the United States delivered an additional 1.2 million Johnson & Johnson vaccines to Ethiopia, building on our previous donation of almost half a million doses. We are honored to participate in the life-saving venture of delivering COVID-19 vaccines to Ethiopia from the American people. As Ethiopia’s closest partner in health, we are dedicated to vaccinating more people, saving lives, and ending the pandemic, said Ambassador Geeta Pasi.  

These 1,210,550 doses are part of the U.S. commitment to share the U.S. vaccine supply with the world. As we continue to fight the pandemic at home, we also work to end the pandemic globally. We firmly believe that, working together, we can defeat COVID-19. 

“We are sharing these vaccines to save lives and to lead the world in bringing an end to the pandemic, with the power of our example and with our values.” — President Biden


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  1. The is typical Good Ole USA true its legendary generosity. It proves that USA is still a land of philanthropists. I am quite sure Dr. Iia bint Tadesse will put everyone of these life saving vaccines to good use. Thank you My Home Sweet Home America!!!

  2. @Ittu: Why are some people so naive?

    The U.S. government has already proved by their actions that they secretly are support the terrorist activities of the TPLF, and now they are sending over 1 million of their COVID vaccine to ” help” Ethiopia??!!!

    African solutions to African problems!

    Ethiopia has developed it’s own vaccine, and is not begging the U.S. for their poison.

  3. I cannot believe the Ethiopian Government actually trusted and accepted the specially made for Ethiopians Jonson & Jonson COVID-19 vaccines and are willing to inject and or administer it into the Ethiopian populous. It’s regrettable that Ethiopians have not learnt lessons from past historical facts, that, the United States of Amerikkka and England with Ebola viruses, have had an experimentation done including on black Americans and Africans, and yet, de.ja vu again, GOD be with Ethiopia and Africa. Cancer, diabetes, and so forth was unknown in motherland Ethiopia, until Amerikkka, England and the European Union started sending medications, vaccinations and their genetically modified grains of all sorts and processed foods for experimentations, before they use it on their populations.
    I know the truth hurts, but it is the undeniable fact as well as the truth.

    ኢትዮጵያና: ሕዝቦቿ: ምንጊዜም; ሁልጊዜም: ለዘለዓለሙ: በሃያሉ: እግዚአብሔር: ስም: ይኖራሉ: ይኑሩም::

  4. Robi
    You’re on top of it! Good for you. Awareness, knowledge is the way out of an entanglement created by white supremacists and haters and illiteracy is an impediment to society, especially in Ethiopia.


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