On November 18, 2021, the U.S. government handed over 100,620 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to the government of Botswana as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the U.S. government has donated 182,520 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Botswana.
Beyond helping to protect Batswana from the COVID-19 virus, this vaccine shipment will also enable Botswana to rebuild its economy. To date, the U.S. government has contributed $12.4 million to fight the coronavirus in Botswana. These funds have been used to construct COVID-19 isolation facilities, facilitate drive-thru vaccination clinics, improve emergency supply chains, and
address HIV-related COVID-19 issues.
Earlier this year President Biden announced the United States will make available 500 million Pfizer vaccine doses to Gavi to be distributed by COVAX to 92 low- and middle-income countries around the world and the African Union. The Gavi Alliance is a global health partnership of public and private sector organizations dedicated to immunization for all.
This donation will support Botswana to meet the World Health Organization’s target for every country to vaccinate at least 40 percent of its population by the end of 2021.
For additional information on U.S. government support for Botswana’s efforts to combat COVID-19 to date, please visit: https://bw.usembassy.gov/what-theunited-states-is-doing-in-response-to-covid-19-in-botswana/.