Following the request of Latvia, as well as seeking to contribute to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and to eliminate its effects, the Government has adopted a resolution on donation of 201,240 doses of Comirnaty vaccine manufactured by Pfizer, Inc. in humanitarian aid to Latvia.
‘Lithuania not only continues to support third countries in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by donating vaccines, but also helps its closest neighbour. Only by working together and helping as many people in the world as possible to get vaccinated will we be able to overcome the pandemic faster,’ says Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė.
Lithuania has already donated 455,900 doses of AstraZeneca-manufactured Vaxzevria vaccine to Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, and Taiwan, and additional 60,000 doses of Vaxzevria vaccine to Tajikistan. Furthermore, 50,000 doses of Moderna-manufactured Spikevax vaccine have been donated to Armenia, and 188,700 doses of Vaxzevria vaccine, to Vietnam.
Lithuania will continue, bilaterally as well as through the COVAX Facility, to contribute to the Team Europe initiative of the EU’s global efforts to manage the pandemic.