The United States Government provided 52,650 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Solomon Islands via the COVAX Facility to strengthen the country’s response to COVID-19.
Solomon Islands has received 52,650 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines from the United States Government through the COVAX Facility – a partnership co-led by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the World Health Organization (WHO), with UNICEF as the key delivery partner.
These latest donations from the American people will contribute towards fully vaccinating 26,325 people, including pregnant women and children aged 12 to 18, in Solomon Islands. This is in line with the country’s National Deployment and Vaccination Plan.
This delivery builds on the November shipment of 100,620 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines donated by the United States Government, through the COVAX Facility.
These vaccines were handed over to the Solomon Islands Government in an official ceremony recently held at the National Medical Store. In attendance were the Hon. Minister of Health and Medical Services, Dr. Culwick Togamana, Director of the United States Embassy Office in Solomon Islands, Russell Comeau, Chief of UNICEF Pacific’s Solomon Islands Field Office, Dr. Zelalem Taffesse, WHO’s Public Health Officer RMNCAH/EPI Coordinator, Tracy Melissa Prasad Kofela as well as Ministry of Health and Medical Services’ officials.