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)