Donation of Additionnal 336,000 Doses of J&J COVID-19 Vaccine to Madagascar: Press Statement by Chargée d’Affaires Amy Hyatt

Antananarivo,
October 25, 2021 

Throughout this pandemic, the United States has stood side-by-side with the Malagasy people, like “mpirahalahy mianala,” to prevent, protect, treat, and vaccinate against COVID-19.

The American people are funding activities throughout the country to protect healthcare workers so they can educate their communities, promote proper hygiene, test patients, track cases, and provide vaccinations.

The United States is the largest donor of COVID-19 vaccines to Madagascar.  In July, we donated over 300,000 doses and today we welcome another 336,000 doses of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine, totaling over 630,000 doses given without cost to the Malagasy people directly from the American people.

These vaccines are safe, effective, and proven. Widespread vaccination makes Madagascar and the world more secure against the threat of infectious disease.

I urge people to take advantage of these vaccines. Get vaccinated. Protect yourself, your family, and your community. And we will overcome this pandemic together.