The US consulate here in Cape Town says the millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines, donated to South Africa by the US government, will help the country increase its vaccination figure even further over the next few weeks.
The Joe Biden administration this week announced that it will ship up to 10-million doses of vaccine to Africa, with more than 6-million doses that will be delivered to South Africa.
The Deputy spokesperson at US Embassy in Cape Town, Nicholas Hersh says South Africa will receive the first shipment of Pfizer-vaccines by Saturday.
Hersh says the US government pledged to donate 500-million vaccine doses to countries around the world.
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Press Release: United States Donates 5.7 Million COVID-19 Doses to South Africa:
This donation will help protect South Africans from the ravages of the COVID-19 virus and will support continuing efforts to build back the South African economy. https://t.co/tavOYDuIEo 🇺🇲🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/vEsB7H9mVS
— US Embassy SA (@USEmbassySA) July 28, 2021
#ANNOUNCEMENT: @WHNSC Senior Director Dana Banks just announced that the U.S. will be sending over 5 million doses of Pfizer vaccines to South Africa and just over 4 million doses of Moderna vaccines to Nigeria. #AFHubPress. @USEmbassySA @USinNigeria
— US Africa Media Hub (@AfricaMediaHub) July 28, 2021