South Sudan receives 168,000 doses of J&J covid-19 vaccines

By Okech Francis

South Sudan has received 168,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the Embassy of the United States in the country said.

The arrival of the vaccines brings to 320,950 the number of the USA made vaccines provided to South Sudan since September.

“We are sharing these doses safely, equitably, and with no political strings attached.  We are doing this with the singular objective of saving lives,” the US embassy said in an emailed statement today.

It said the donation is the largest by a single country to South Sudan to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“This donation of vaccines to protect people in South Sudan from COVID-19 is part of the U.S. Government’s commitment to end this pandemic worldwide,” Diana Daibes, the USAID Program Office Director at the U.S. Embassy said.

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