US to disburse 16 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Asia

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United States of America – The Bidon-Harris administration of America has decided to disburse 16 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to Asian countries, including Maldives.

The administration announces a total of 80 million doses to be disbursed worldwide as pledged by President Biden. Earlier this month, the Administration announced the plan for the first 25 million doses that have begun shipping, and today’s announcement completes the list for the remaining 55 million doses. For all of these doses, those most at risk, such as health care workers, should be prioritized, based on national vaccine plans.

The administration vows approximately 16 million for Asia through the COVAX facility to the following countries

  • India
  • Nepal
  • Bangladesh
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Afghanistan
  • Maldives
  • Bhutan
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Laos
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Taiwan
  • Cambodia
  • Pacific Islands.

Furthermore, the country will donate approximately 10 million for Africa to be shared with countries that will be selected in coordination with the African Union and approximately 14 million for Latin America and the Caribbean through the COVAX Facility.

Our goals are to increase global COVID-19 vaccination coverage, prepare for surges and prioritise healthcare workers and other vulnerable populations based on public health data and acknowledged best practice, and help our neighbours and other countries in need.

The White House

In addition to donating vaccine doses from the country’s own supply, the White House said that the Biden administration is working closely with U.S. vaccine manufacturers to produce more vaccines to distribute globally.

The American government states that sharing millions of U.S. vaccines with other countries signals a major commitment by the U.S. Government and that just like they have in the country’s domestic response, they will move as expeditiously as possible, while abiding by U.S. and host country regulatory and legal requirements, to facilitate the safe and secure transport of vaccines across international borders.