Pfizer Vaccine Doses Arrive in Kosovo

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021
US Donated Vaccines arrive at the National Institute for Public Health
Ardian Kurtolli, USAID

On September 6, Kosovo received an additional 503,100 doses of the Pfizer vaccine from the United States, representing the largest single COVID - 19 vaccine donation by any country or organization to Kosovo. This follows an earlier shipment on August 20, where the Government of Kosovo alongside U.S. Government representatives welcomed the arrival of over 35,000  lifesaving, safe, and highly effective Pfizer vaccine doses from the United States. 

Speaking at the arrival ceremony, U.S Ambassador Philip S. Kosnett stated: “More vaccines are on the way. But vaccines only work if individuals get vaccinated. So, please—get vaccinated to protect yourselves, your families, and your communities.”

In addition to vaccines, since the start of the pandemic, the United States has provided nearly $4 million in protective gear, medical equipment, grants for online learning, and other COVID-19 related assistance to help schools, medical facilities, families, and communities across Kosovo’s 38 municipalities. By providing assistance today, the United States is laying the foundation for a sovereign, self-reliant, and resilient Kosovo tomorrow.

Last updated: January 14, 2022

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