The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia announces the donation by the United States Government of453,600doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as part of the U.S. government’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The donatedvaccinesare part ofthe U.S.pledgetoinitially provide 25 million doses to Africa of80 milliondosesglobally. The U.S. government coordinatedclosely with the African Union and Africa CDC on the country allocations. Thevaccine dosesarrived via COVAX in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Monday, July 19, 2021. This donation will help protect theEthiopian people from the ravages of the COVID-19 virus and begin reducing barriers to building back Ethiopia’s economy.