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USA donates another 49,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines to Kyrgyzstan

The United States delivered an additional 49,140 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to the people of the Kyrgyz Republic as part of continued pandemic assistance. The U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

This shipment was made possible through COVAX, an initiative to support equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines.

«Availability of safe and effective vaccines is critical to defeating this pandemic. I hope that these vaccines will help protect the lives of Kyrgyzstanis and prevent dangerous new variants from spreading,» U.S. Charge d’Affaires Sonata Coulter said.

This delivery builds on the 259,740 doses of Pfizer vaccines that the United States donated to the Kyrgyz Republic on October 27, 2021.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the people of the United States have provided more than $9 million to help the Kyrgyz Republic prevent, detect, and treat COVID-19. «Funding has also been used to procure protective equipment and medical supplies, upgrade laboratories, and train public health professionals. The United States will continue to partner with the Kyrgyz Republic to end the COVID-19 pandemic, mitigate its devastating social and economic impacts, and improve preparedness for any future outbreaks,» the U.S. Embassy said.