YEREVAN – The United States Embassy in Armenia is pleased to announce the arrival of 306,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Armenia on March 14, 2022. This is a gift from the United States Government to the people of Armenia and is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global vaccine sharing framework.
The 306,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine are in addition to the more than $15 million in total assistance that the U.S. government has provided to Armenia to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including:
- 12,000 PCR tests, PCR equipment, and test-related consumable goods for the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) of the Ministry of Health of Armenia.
- Oxygen concentrators, pulse oximeters, x-ray and ultrasound machines; ventilators, and other essential diagnostics and patient care medical equipment for medical facilities.
- Personal protective equipment for frontline medical workers, such as KN95 masks, surgical masks, gowns and caps, and protective goggles.
- Alcohol-based and chlorine-based decontaminants and dispensers for medical facilities.
- Training and technical assistance on COVID-19 management for policy, managerial, clinical and laboratory personnel, including the deployment of seven medical professionals from France to support the COVID-19 pandemic response.
- Crisis communications support throughout the Armenian government with surge staffing, content and materials for public distribution, and communications equipment.
- Psychosocial, food, and non-food support to vulnerable people.
- Nationwide COVID-19 related information communication, including evidence-based information to address barriers to vaccine uptake.
“We are pleased to present COVID-19 vaccines as a gift to the people of Armenia as part of our partnership,” said Ambassador Tracy. “A safe and effective vaccine is key to ending the pandemic. Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 can lower the risk of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Vaccines can also help prevent serious illness and death.”
As the United States continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at home and works to end the pandemic worldwide, President Biden is committed to leading an international and coordinated vaccination effort. “To beat the pandemic here, we need to beat it everywhere,” Biden said. The United States will provide 1.2 billion doses of safe, effective vaccines to meet global needs. As of March 3, the United States, through various mechanisms, has delivered more than 480 million vaccine doses to over 110 countries.