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

People holding signs with flags in front of boxes and an airplane (U.S. Government)
The United States delivers 499,950 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Sudan on October 8. (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 more than 160 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 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.

October 12

The United States announced the delivery of an additional 1.84 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines.

The United States announced the delivery of 464,090 additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Angola.

October 9

The United States announced a donation of 100,620 additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Guyana.

The United States announced the delivery of 499,950 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Sudan.

October 8

The United States announced the delivery of 106,470 additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Honduras.

The United States announced the delivery of 1.3 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Ghana.

The United States announced the delivery 588,510 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Guinea.

October 7

The United States announced the delivery of 100,620 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Eswatini.

October 6

The United States announced the delivery of 899,730 additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Mongolia.

Two scientists with the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) whose 2005 work was critical in the development of the current COVID-19 vaccines recently won prestigious biomedical research honors, known as the Lasker Awards.

Drew Weissman and Katalin Karikó in lab coats looking at tube of green liquid in Weissman's hand (Courtesy of Penn Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania researchers Drew Weissman, left, and Katalin Karikó won a prestigious award for work that led to COVID-2019 vaccines. (Courtesy of Penn Medicine)

October 5

The United States announced the delivery of another 5 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Bangladesh.

The United States announced the delivery of 100,000 doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to Cape Verde.

The United States announced the delivery of 117,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Chad.

October 4

The United States announced the delivery of another 800,000 vaccine doses to Indonesia.

The United States announced the delivery of 1,499,940 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Vietnam.

The United States announced delivery of an additional 35,100 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Kenya.

October 2

The United States announced the delivery of an additional 81,900 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Honduras.

October 1

The United States announced the delivery of nearly 800,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Sri Lanka.

The United States announced the delivery of an additional 332,280 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Benin.

September 30

The World Health Organization praised the U.S. donation of more than 1.6 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Egypt.

This article is being updated periodically during each month and published in monthly segments. See the updates for July, August and September.