Biden Sending 25 Million COVID Vaccines Around the World

Biden Sending 25 Million COVID Vaccines Around the World Biden Sending 25 Million COVID Vaccines Around the World (Getty Images)

Thursday, 03 June 2021 11:37 AM

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced how the United States would share some 25 million of a planned 80 million COVID-19 vaccines with the rest of the world.

The United States will donate nearly 19 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine through the COVAX facility, he said in a statement.

Through COVAX, some 6 million doses would go to Latin America and the Caribbean, some 7 million for South and Southeast Asia and roughly 5 million for Africa.

The remaining doses, amounting to just over 6 million, would go directly from the United States to countries including Canada, Mexico, India and Korea, he said.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason and Carl O'Donnell; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)