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U.S. Donates Millions of COVID-19 Vaccines for Mongolia and Nepal Children

June 20, 2022 • 9:59 pm CDT
USAID
(Precision Vaccinations)

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with COVAX, announced today they delivered the first two U.S.-facilitated shipments of Pfizer’s Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccines for children in Mongolia (302,400 doses) and Nepal (2.2 million doses).

During the second Global COVID-19 Summit in May 2022, the U.S. announced our commitment to expand COVID-19-related donations to include boosters and pediatric doses to meet partner countries’ demand for vaccines to immunize 5 to 11-year-olds.

In collaboration with COVAX, USAID stated on June 20, 2022, that it would continue to ship pediatric doses to partner countries worldwide that have requested them.

Given the availability of global COVID-19 vaccine supply, USAID is working with interested partner countries to expand vaccination to other groups, including children.

The U.S. FDA recently expanded Pfizer’s Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine authorization to include 6-month-old infants in the USA.

Note: This USAID announcement was manually curated for mobile readers.

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