The Embassy of the United States of America in Bogota, Colombia, announces the donation by the U.S. Government of 2.5 million Janssen vaccines to the government of Colombia as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s worldwide efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The donated vaccines will arrive in Bogota on July 1, and represent a contribution valued at approximately USD 25 million.
Because this vaccine confers immunity in a single dose, this USD 25 million shipment will provide immunity to 2.5 million Colombians. After landing in Bogota, the vaccine shipment will go to the Ministry of Health’s warehouse in El Dorado international airport.
The single-dose Janssen vaccine will allow the Government of Colombia to provide these vaccines to some of the most vulnerable in the Country, increasing the population of vaccinated Colombians by over one third. This donation will help protect the Colombian people from the ravages of the COVID-19 virus and begin to reduce the barriers to building back the Colombian economy, reaffirming the enduring partnership that exists between the United States and Colombia.
These 2.5 million vaccines are part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to share America’s vaccine supply with the world. As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at home and work to end the pandemic worldwide, President Biden has pledged that the United States will be an arsenal of vaccines for the world.