U.S. sends COVID-19 vaccines worldwide [rolling updates]

Man and woman fist bumping in front of pallets with U.S. flag on them (U.S. Government)
The United States delivers 96,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 11. (U.S. Government)

The United States works with international partners to donate COVID-19 vaccines to the world and end the pandemic.

America’s support for the global fight against COVID-19 includes:

  • Donating over 386 million vaccine doses to other countries.
  • Purchasing 1 billion vaccine doses to donate to nearly 100 developing countries.
  • Contributing $4 billion to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, in support of COVAX, the global initiative to equitably distribute safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines worldwide.
  • Delivering essential medicines, supplies and therapeutics, as well as other assistance to help countries rebuild economies, overcome food shortages and strengthen health security.

“The United States will be the world’s arsenal of vaccines in our shared fight against this virus,” President Biden said in a June 3, 2021, statement. “We will continue to do all we can to build a world that is safer and more secure against the threat of infectious disease.”

This rolling collection of photos, tweets and articles offers a snapshot of the U.S. efforts to distribute COVID-19 vaccine doses worldwide.

January 16

The United States recently delivered more than 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to 5 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including 3,217,500 doses to Nigeria and 222,300 doses to Zambia.

January 15

The United States announced the delivery of nearly 3 million additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Egypt.

 

The U.S. and COVAX delivered an additional 2.8 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines.

January 11

The United States and international partners announced the delivery of 39,780 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Haiti.

 

The United States announced the delivery of 96,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

January 9

The U.S. announced the delivery of nearly 5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to five countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including 2,499,120 doses to Nigeria and 999,180 doses to Rwanda.

January 6

The U.S. Agency for International Development and local partners in India recently began a mobile vaccination campaign to vaccinate people in hard-to-reach communities in India.

January 5

The United States announced the delivery of nearly 5 million additional doses of the Pfizer-BionTech COVID-19 vaccine to Pakistan.

January 3

The United States announced the delivery of nearly 1.7 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Laos.

 

The United States announced the recent deliveries of 801,450 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Angola and 1,736,280 to Ghana.

January 1

The United States announced the delivery of 1.5 million additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Egypt.

December 31

The United States announced the delivery of nearly 5 million additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Pakistan.

December 30

The United States announced the delivery of 3 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Indonesia.

December 29

The United States and partner organizations waged a historic vaccination campaign in 2021, delivering millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses worldwide.

Image of COVID-19 vaccine vials and text with number of doses donated to other countries (State Dept./B. Insley)
(State Dept./B. Insley)

December 27

The United States announced the delivery of an additional 2.5 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Bangladesh.

December 26

The United States announced the recent delivery of more than 5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to nine countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including 499,590 doses to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and 336,000 doses to South Sudan.

December 24

The United States announced the delivery of an additional 664,560 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Nepal.

December 23

The United States announced it is providing $580 million to seven multilateral organizations fighting COVID-19 around the world.

Man in UNICEF vest checking boxes labeled with U.S. flags and word "COVAX" (© Brian Inganga/AP Images)
A UNICEF worker checks boxes of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses after their arrival in Nairobi, Kenya, on August 23. (© Brian Inganga/AP Images)

December 22

Many COVID-19 vaccine doses must be stored at freezing temperatures. Read how the U.S. and partners ensure donated vaccines remain effective.

 

The United States announced the delivery of 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Afghanistan.

 

The United States announced the delivery of 613,340 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Lebanon.

 

The United States announced the delivery of an additional 821,340 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Sri Lanka.

This article is being updated periodically during each month and published in monthly segments. See the updates for JulyAugustSeptemberOctober, November and December 2021.