The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is pleased to announce the arrival of four million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the United States’ global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
At a hand-over ceremony, Chargé D’affaires Kathleen Fitzgibbon delivered the shipment to Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chair of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Boss Mustapha, Dr Faisal Shuaib and members of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19.
The donated vaccines are part of the U.S. pledge to initially provide at least 25 million of the 80 million doses globally to Africa. The U.S. Government coordinated closely with the African Union, Africa CDC, and COVAX on the country allocations.
COVAX supported the delivery of these vaccine doses, which arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport yesterday. The donation of these safe and effective vaccines will help protect Nigerians from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic and begin reducing barriers to building back the country’s economy.