The White House issued a statement on Thursday in which it officially reported that The United States to donate 500 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccines to 92 low- and middle-income countries and the African Union through COVAX.
The countries that will receive vaccines are the following:
Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, North Korea, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen
Angola, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cape Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Rep. Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Swaziland, Ghana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Rep., Lao PDR, Lesotho, Mauritania, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka , Sudan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Other countries eligible by the World Bank International Development Association (IDA)
Dominica, Fiji, Grenada, Guyana, Kosovo, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tonga, and Tuvalu.
The COVAX mechanism also has a list of 80 countries that joined to participate in the initiative, but who can afford to buy the vaccines themselves. Among them are the following 44, and the others preferred not to be mentioned in the agency’s statement:
Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg , Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Palau, Portugal, Qatar, South Korea, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Venezuela .
Argentina, which is part of the COVAX initiative, is in doubt due to current laws that prevent you from receiving the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech.
According to the White House, it is about “the largest purchase and donation of vaccines made by a single country and a commitment by the American people to help protect the world’s population against COVID-19. “
The president of United States, Joe Bidenwill make the official announcement this Thursday. In addition, it will make a appeal to the countries of the world to contribute to the global supply of safe and effective vaccines. “The goal of today’s donation is to save lives and end the pandemic, and it will lay the groundwork for other actions to be announced in the coming days,” the White House statement said.
Washington’s official note states that the 64% of adult Americans have already received at least one vaccine, daily coronavirus deaths continue to decline, and the economy is recovering.
This Thursday’s announcement takes place after the US donation of at least 80 million vaccines by the end of June. In addition, the country has contributed $ 2 billion for the COVAX initiative.
The White House maintains that donating inoculants “Protects the health of the American people and people around the world who will benefit from these lifesaving vaccines”.