The U.S. Embassy in Armenia is pleased to announce the arrival of 306,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
YEREVAN – The United States Embassy in Armenia is pleased to announce the arrival of 306,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Armenia on March 14, 2022. This is a gift from the United States Government to the people of Armenia and is part of the Biden-Harris administration’s global vaccine sharing framework.
The 306,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine are in addition to more than $15 million in total assistance the U.S. government has provided to Armenia to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including:
- 12,000 PCR tests, PCR equipment and test-related consumables for the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) of the Ministry of Health of Armenia.
- Oxygen concentrators, pulse oximeters, X-ray and ultrasound machines; ventilators and other essential medical diagnostic and patient care equipment for medical institutions.
- Personal protective equipment for frontline medical workers, such as KN95 masks, surgical masks, gowns and caps and protective eyewear.
- Alcohol and chlorine based decontaminants and dispensers for medical facilities.
- Training and technical assistance on the management of COVID-19 for policy, management, clinical and laboratory staff, including the deployment of seven healthcare professionals from France to support the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Support for crisis communication across the Armenian government with an increase in staff, content and materials for public distribution and communication materials.
- Psychosocial, food and non-food support for vulnerable people.
- Communicating COVID-19-related information nationwide, including evidence-based information to overcome barriers to immunization.
“We are pleased to present COVID-19 vaccines as a gift to the people of Armenia as part of our partnership,” Ambassador Tracy said. “A safe and effective vaccine is essential to ending the pandemic. Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 can reduce the risk of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Vaccines can also help prevent serious illness and death.
As the United States continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at home and works to end the pandemic around the world, President Biden has pledged to lead a coordinated, international vaccination effort. “To beat the pandemic here, we have to beat it everywhere,” Biden said. The United States will provide 1.2 billion doses of safe and effective vaccines to meet global needs. As of March 3, the United States, through various mechanisms, has delivered more than 480 million doses of the vaccine to more than 110 countries.