Today, Ambassador Lucy Tamlyn visited with Minister of Health and Population Pierre Somsé to discuss the United States’ support to Central African Republic’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign. This includes the United States’ latest donation of 168,300 doses on November 19.
The United States has donated 806,700 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to CAR since July 2. All vaccines have been Johnson & Johnson vaccines, which only require one dose.
“The United States is proud to serve as the arsenal of effective COVID-19 vaccines to Central African Republic and to the world,” said U.S. Ambassador Lucy Tamlyn. “Our vaccine donations show our sincere partnership and long-term commitment in Central African Republic.”
Vaccines help to reduce the risk of COVID-19’s more serious impacts, such as hospitalization and death. Vaccines, when incorporated with other preventative measures, also help to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The timing of today’s discussion is relevant, as the world continues to respond to the new emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.