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United States donates 2.2 million doses of pediatric Covid-19 vaccine to Nepal > US Indo-Pacific Command > 2015

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United States donates 2.2 million doses of pediatric Covid-19 vaccine to Nepal > US Indo-Pacific Command > 2015

KATHMANDU, United States Embassy in Nepal — The United States government is donating 2.2 million doses of pediatric vaccines to Nepal to help fight COVID-19. These highly effective and lifesaving vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 are provided through the generosity of the American people and are in addition to the 2.26 million doses of Pfizer vaccines and 1.5 million Johnson & Johnson vaccines to single dose that the United States has given to Nepal so far.

This donation also celebrates 75 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and Nepal. The historic U.S. support for Nepal’s health sector reflects the powerful results of our partnership. Since the start of the pandemic, the United States government has worked directly with the government of Nepal to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, ensure the continuity of essential health services, and help the country mitigate the social and secondary economics of the pandemic – particularly on education and livelihoods.

In preparation for the launch of the Pfizer Pediatric Vaccine Campaign, USAID supported Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population to train frontline health workers in 56 districts to administer the Pfizer Pediatric Vaccine.

Worldwide, the United States has pledged to donate more than 1.1 billion vaccines to 115 developing countries and has already delivered more than half a billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines. With its $4 billion contribution, the United States is the largest bilateral donor to the global vaccine initiative, COVAX.

The United States is committed to leading the global response to COVID-19 because it is the right thing to do and it will make all of us, Americans and Nepalese alike, safer. We are proud to work with Nepal to end this pandemic.