The United States has donated more than 110 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine to more than 60 countries, the White House said on Tuesday.
This figure is higher than the total of all “combined donations from all other countries,” the same source said in a statement, citing the United Nations. US President Joe Biden pledged in June to donate at least 80 million vaccines against Covid-19, in order to support vaccination efforts at the international level, in particular through the Covax mechanism. “Today’s announcement is a fulfillment of its promise and a significant down payment on hundreds of millions of additional doses that the United States will deliver in the coming weeks,” the White House said.
According to figures released by the press, Indonesia, with 8 million, leads the country with the most doses, followed by the Philippines with 6.2 million doses and Colombia 6 million. The United States also plans to ship 500 million doses of Pfizer to 100 low-income countries in the near future. “Starting at the end of the month, the administration will begin shipping half a billion doses of Pfizer that the United States has pledged to purchase and donate to 100 low-income countries in need,” the government said. White House press release.