September 8, 2021: The U.S. Embassy to Mauritius and Seychelles announces the donation of 35,100 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by the United States Government to Seychelles as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. This donation will help protect Seychellois from the ravages of the COVID-19 virus especially the youth, aged 12 to 17, who are eligible to receive this vaccine.
The U.S. government coordinated closely with the African Union and Africa CDC on the country allocations. U.S. Embassy Political Officer Nicolas Christian, Dr. Danny Louange, CEO of Seychelles Health Care Agency, and Lindy Ernesta, Director General of Bilateral Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, received the vaccines at the Seychelles airport. The vaccine doses arrived via COVAX this morning, September 8, 2021.
“I’m very proud that we are able to share this vaccine with Seychelles. Seychelles has been a global leader in vaccination and this donation from the American people will help protect youth between 12 and 17 years old,” Chargée d’Affaires Judes E. DeBaere said.
These 35,100 doses are part of the Biden-Harris Administration commitment to share U.S. vaccine supply with the world. Worldwide, the United States has already donated and delivered more than 110 million doses to more than 60 countries. As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at home and work to end the pandemic worldwide, President Biden has promised that the United States will be an arsenal of vaccines for the world.
As President Biden said, “From the beginning of my presidency, we have been clear-eyed that we need to attack this virus globally as well. This is about our responsibility – our humanitarian obligation to save as many lives as we can – and our responsibility to our values. We’re going to help lead the world out of this pandemic, working alongside our global partners.”
Nicholas Von Mertens | Public Affairs Officer | U.S. Embassy | VonMertensN@state.gov