U.S. sends COVID-19 vaccines worldwide [May 2022]

Five people standing behind pallet of boxes, holding signs reading 'COVAX' (U.S. Government)
The United States delivered 250,380 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Honduras from May 5 to May 10. (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 539 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.

May 16

Dozens of countries, private sector groups and nonprofit organizations at the May 12 Second COVID-19 Summit, co-hosted by the United States, committed a total of $3.2 billion to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines and treatments and invest in global health security.

Man looking at material on pallet marked with U.S. flag and 'COVAX' (© Ebrahim Hamid/AFP/Getty Images)
Nations are increasing efforts to fight COVID-19 and to prevent future pandemics. Above, a COVAX COVID-19 vaccine delivery arrives in Sudan February 11. (© Ebrahim Hamid/AFP/Getty Images)

May 14

The United States and COVAX delivered 2.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to five African nations, including 90,090 to Comoros, 1,499,940 to Kenya and 39,780 to Namibia.

May 12

The United States announced plans to share COVID-19 technologies, including the spike protein used in vaccines.

May 9

The United States and international partners delivered an additional 250,380 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Honduras.

May 6

The United States, through COVAX, donated 45,630 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Samoa.


The United States and COVAX recently delivered nearly 5.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to seven African countries, including 718,380 doses to Burkina Faso and 999,180 doses to Sudan.

May 5

The United States recently delivered more than 600,000 additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Bolivia.

April 29

The United States announced the delivery of more than 300,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to ​The Gambia, Lesotho and Sierra Leone.

April 28

The United States recently donated an additional 3 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Bangladesh.

April 25

The United States works to ensure equitable access to vaccines around the world.

April 24

The United States announced the delivery of 99,450 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Senegal.

April 22

Working with partners, the United States donated an additional 1.7 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Vietnam.


The United States is improving access to vaccines in Africa and beyond, boosting the fight against COVID-19 and other diseases, including Ebola and malaria.

Group of people sitting on floor (© Jerome Delay/AP Images)
Children from the Malawian village of Tomali wait to receive the world’s first vaccine against malaria in a 2019 pilot program. (© Jerome Delay/AP Images)

April 20

The United States has donated more than 500,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to help Panama fight the pandemic.


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 and April 2022.