More Tunisians will be protected from COVID-19 thanks to the United States’ delivery today of over 300,000 additional doses of Pfizer vaccines. Since July, the United States has proudly donated over 2.8 million vaccines to the Tunisian people. In addition to life saving vaccines, the U.S. government has provided Tunisia with more than $46 million in COVID-19 support, since March 2020. We remain committed to working with the Ministry of Health to ensure that critical health equipment and supplies, including vaccine cold storage containers, remain readily available in health facilities throughout Tunisia.
Today’s Pfizer vaccine delivery was made possible through the COVAX mechanism and in partnership with UNICEF. Today’s delivery ceremony was attended by Ambassador Donald Blome, Minister of Foreign Affairs Othman Jerandi, Senior National Security Advisor Vice Admiral Abdelraouf Attallah, Director General of Military Health Major General Dr. Mustapha Ferjani, and Attaché at the Diplomatic Directorate Souad Trabelsi.