Mongolia receives 302,400 pediatric doses of Pfizer vaccine donated by US via COVAX
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia— The United States is pleased to announce that the US donation of 302,400 pediatric doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Mongolia. These doses were delivered via COVAX and came directly from the Pfizer manufacturing facility in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
This donation brings the total number of COVID vaccine doses donated by the United States to Mongolia to more than 1.4 million. The United States remains committed to supporting the people of Mongolia as they emerge from this devastating pandemic. These donations through COVAX are part of that effort.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided more than $8.1 million in support for the Mongolia. This assistance provides life-saving drugs, test kits, emergency medical equipment and supplies, oxygen therapy and personal protective equipment. USAID also provided 50 high-quality ventilators in December 2020 and training for health workers nationwide on how to handle critically ill patients. USAID supports risk communication campaigns, infection prevention and control efforts in health care facilities and schools, and assistance with vaccine distribution.
In addition, the United States has provided critical medical equipment to more than 570 medical facilities and helped train nearly 12,700 health care workers to conduct outbreak surveillance, use and manage medical equipment donated by the US government and provide quality care to patients with COVID-19.
The United States, as Mongolia’s third-largest neighbor, will continue to support the health and well-being of the Mongolian people.
The United States is working with international partners to donate COVID-19 vaccines to the world and end the pandemic. U.S. support for the global fight against COVID-19 includes:
- Donate more than 539 million doses of vaccines to other countries.
- Purchase 1 billion doses of vaccines to donate to nearly 100 developing countries.
- $4 billion contribution to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to support COVAX, the global initiative to equitably distribute safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines around the world.
- Provide essential medicines, supplies and therapeutics, as well as other forms of assistance to help countries rebuild their economies, overcome food shortages and strengthen health security.
“The United States will be the global arsenal of vaccines in our common fight against this virus,” President Biden said in a June 3, 2021 statement. “We will continue to do all we can to build a safer world. and more secure against the threat of infectious diseases.”