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

Person in protective gear giving vaccine shot to woman (U.S. Embassy El Salvador/Juan Carlos Quintero)
The United States is providing COVID-19 vaccine doses, medical equipment and training to help El Salvador save lives and recover from COVID-19. (U.S. Embassy El Salvador/Juan Carlos Quintero)

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 561 million vaccine doses to other countries.
  • Purchasing 1 billion vaccine doses to donate to 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.

June 27

The United States, through COVAX, donated 299,520 additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines.

June 26

The United States and international partners recently donated more than 3.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to four African nations, including 400,140 doses to Tanzania.

June 24

The United States delivered 4,800 pediatric doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Kosovo.

 

The United States, through COVAX, donated 657,540 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Nicaragua.

June 22

USAID is helping El Salvador defeat COVID-19, save lives and spur economic recovery.

Man holding microphone talking to several people as woman lies on bed (USAID/Enrique Alarcon)
USAID provides training in critical care and COVID-19 prevention for health personnel. (USAID/Enrique Alarcon)

June 21

The United States delivered more than 2.2 million doses of pediatric COVID-19 vaccine to Nepal.

 

USAID has helped Papua New Guinea double mobile vaccination clinics.

June 19

The United States delivered more than 300,000 pediatric doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Mongolia.

 

The United States, in partnership with COVAX, donated 3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to three African nations, including 464,490 to Ghana.

June 15

Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with partner nations and organizations committed to defeating COVID-19 and strengthening global health security.

June 13

U.S. vaccine donations to other countries reached 550 million doses.

June 12

The United States, through international partners, recently donated more than 1.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Angola, Benin, Guinea and Lesotho.

June 10

The United States, through COVAX, recently delivered 23,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Kiribati.

June 9

Across the Philippines, USAID has deployed 11 mobile vaccination teams to help more Filipinos get vaccinated, no matter how remote their location.

Woman and man posing while seated, jeep in the background (USAID/Christina Butler)
Health care workers Abegail Dayo and William Maiquez pose for a photograph in front of a jeepney. (USAID/Christina Butler)

June 7

The United States and international partners recently delivered 100,620 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Maldives.

June 3

The United States donated more than 1.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Côte d’Ivoire and Mauritania.

May 31

The United States donated 198,900 additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Tajikistan.

May 27

The United States, through COVAX, donated 581,490 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Liberia, Somalia and The Gambia.

This article is being updated periodically during each month and published in monthly segments. See the updates for JulyAugustSeptemberOctober, November and December 2021 and January, February, March, April and May 2022.