US To Donate Another 500 Million Vax Doses Globally

From the State Department’s COVID response team:

So far, the United States has committed to donate more than 630 million coronavirus vaccine doses globally. Nearly 160 million of those doses are already on the ground in more than 100 countries — from Peru to Pakistan, Sri Lanka to Sudan, El Salvador to Ethiopia, Mexico to Morocco, and Cameroon to Cambodia. The United States has now delivered more doses than every other country in the world, combined. And millions more free doses are shipped each day.

President Biden will announce on Wednesday that his administration will do even more. After purchasing 500 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in June to donate to the world, we’ll double that commitment, purchasing an additional 500 million Pfizer doses to give to low- and lower-middle-income countries around the globe.

This is a monumental commitment by the United States, bringing our total number of donated vaccines to the world to more than 1.1 billion. For every one shot we’ve put in an American arm to date, we are now donating about three shots globally. These doses are donated, not sold. They are shared with no strings attached or promises exacted.