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The United States Delivers COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Sierra Leone

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Since September, 2021 the United States has donated 2,607,870 safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses with the people of Sierra Leone. This includes 2,120,670 Pfizer and 487,200 J&J doses. Of the 2,607,870 vaccine doses, 100% were donated in partnership with COVAX.

The United States is committed to leading an international and coordinated effort to accelerate access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to meet global needs. The United States is working with other governments and partners including COVAX, Caricom, and the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) to protect communities from COVID-19 and apply lessons from this pandemic to enhance health security now and in the future.

Learn more about our work Delivering Vaccines and on COVID-19 Recovery.

U.S. Relationship

U.S.-Sierra Leone Relations

The U.S. established diplomatic relations with Sierra Leone in 1961, following its independence from the United Kingdom. The U.S. and Sierra Leone enjoy a warm and cordial relationship. The two countries are linked by the history of slavery in the U.S., an institution that would send a large number of African slaves from present-day Sierra Leone to the then-colonies of
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U.S. Assistance to Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone relies on significant amounts of foreign assistance from both bilateral and multilateral donors. The U.S. is among the largest bilateral donors, with emergency assistance spiking due to the Ebola crisis. Mission partners comprised of the State Department, Department of Defense, USAID, CDC, Peace Corps, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation totaled an estimated $600 million in the fight against
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Bilateral Economic Relations

U.S. exports to Sierra Leone include transportation equipment, agricultural products, machinery, and chemicals, while its imports from Sierra Leone include minerals, metals, machinery, and agricultural products. Sierra Leone is eligible for preferential trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. The two countries do not have a bilateral investment treaty. On September 17, 2012, senior officials for both countries
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