US to send 500 million COVID vaccines from August

US to send 500 million COVID vaccines from August

WASHINGTON: The United States will send the first batch of 500 million doses of Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccines to 92 countries from the month of August, the White House announced on Thursday.
“Today, President Biden will announce that the United States will purchase and donate half a billion Pfizer vaccines to 92 low- and lower-middle income countries and the African Union, a historic action that will help supercharge the global fight against the pandemic.” The White House said in a statement.
It said, “The vaccines will start shipping in August 2021. 200 million doses will be delivered by the end of this year and the remaining 300 million will be delivered in the first half of 2022.”
The announcement comes in the backdrop of Biden’s donation of at least 80 million vaccines from the United States’ supply by the end of June.
The statement released Thursday morning called the latest pledge the largest ever purchase and donation of vaccines by a single country and the American people’s commitment to helping protect people around the world from COVID-19.
The White House also said that Biden would also call on the world’s democracies to play their part in contributing to the global supply of safe and effective vaccines.
The Biden administration has already announced the allocation of the first tranche of 25 million COVID-19 vaccines globally, including in India. Seven million doses will be sent to many Asian countries including India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
75 percent of the vaccine will be given through COVAX, while 25 percent will be given for urgent needs and to help with growth around the world. Around 19 million will be shared through the COVAX initiative.
approximately 6 million for South and Central America in the following countries: Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay, Bolivia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Haiti and other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries, with This is the Dominican Republic.

STAY TUNED WITH US FOR MORE INTERESTING CONTENT ONLY ON DESINEW.XYZ

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *