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Biden Administration Announces Plan to Share First 25 Million Doses of Covid-19 Vaccines Overseas

Byeditorial

Jun 3, 2021

(CNN) – The Biden administration announced Thursday a plan to share the first 25 million doses of the covid-19 vaccine with the rest of the world and a general framework to distribute at least 80 million doses by the end of June.

At least 75% of these donated vaccines will be shared with the global vaccination program called Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access, or Covax, and 25% will be shared directly with countries in need, the White House said.

“We share these doses not to secure favors or obtain concessions. We share these vaccines to save lives and lead the world to end the pandemic, with the power of our example and with our values, ”President Joe Biden said in a statement.

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These are the countries that will receive vaccines from the US.

As part of the first round of 25 million doses to be distributed, 19 million will be shared through Covax, which is an initiative led by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, along with the World Health Organization and the Coalition for Innovations. in Epidemic Preparedness.

Approximately 6 million of those doses will be sent to South and Central America, specifically to Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay, Bolivia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Haiti and other countries of the Community. of the Caribbean, as well as the Dominican Republic.

Approximately 7 million doses will be distributed in Asia to India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Maldives, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan and the Pacific Islands. In addition, approximately 5 million will be sent to Africa to be shared with countries that will be selected in coordination with the African Union.

The other 6 million doses from the first round of 25 million will be shipped to Mexico, Canada, the Republic of Korea, the West Bank and Gaza, Ukraine, Kosovo, Haiti, Georgia, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq and Yemen, and will be used to vaccinate the front-line workers of the United Nations.