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

Woman with box strapped to her back walking across narrow bridge in mountains (© UNICEF/Ngakhusi)
Birma Devi Kunwar takes Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine the U.S. donated through COVAX to the Pipalchauri Health Post in Nepal's Darchula District, where she works. (© UNICEF/Ngakhusi)

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.

September 22

The United States announced it would purchase an additional 500 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to donate to other countries, bringing the total number of planned donations to more than 1.1 billion doses.

September 21

The United States announced the delivery of an additional 1,750,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico.

The United States announced the delivery of 2.58 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines.

The United States announced the delivery of 11,700 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Dominica.

September 20

In cooperation with international partners, the U.S. is working to get COVID-19 vaccines to people in the world’s isolated communities.

Women sitting in a small boat by a dock (© Patrick Onen/AP Images)
After receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in April, an elderly woman leaves a health center on Bwama Island in Uganda’s Lake Bunyonyi with her daughter. (© Patrick Onen/AP Images)

The United States announced its donation of more than 1.6 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Uganda.

September 17

The United States announced the delivery of an additional 7,020 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Honduras.

The United States announced the delivery of an additional 4.6 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Indonesia.

The United States announced its donation of 795,600 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Kenya.

September 16

The United States announced the delivery of 6.6 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Pakistan.

September 14

The United States announced the delivery of 152,950 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine to South Sudan.

September 13

The United States announced the delivery of 320,580 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to the people of Sindh in Pakistan.

The United States announced the donation of 113,490 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Sierra Leone.

September 12

The United States announced the donation of an additional 117,000 doses of the Pfizer-BIoNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Togo.

September 11

The United States announced the donation of 373,230 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Côte d’Ivoire.

September 10

The United States announced the donation of an additional 687,960 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Tunisia.

September 8

The United States announced the donation of 188,370 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Mongolia.

September 6

The United States announced the donation of 250,320 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The United States donated an additional 503,100 vaccine doses to Kosovo.

The United States announced the donation of an additional 880,320 vaccine doses to Kenya.

The United States announced the donation of 647,080 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Uganda.

September 4

The United States and partners delivered 1,229,620 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Ghana.

September 2

The United States and international partners are working to build confidence in safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines around the world.

Woman holding up vaccination card (© UNICEF/Mach)
Bushai Ayat Othou received a dose of COVID-19 vaccine after attending a UNICEF information session on vaccine safety in South Sudan. (© UNICEF/Mach)

The United States announced the donation of 188,370 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines.

September 1

The United States announced the arrival of an additional 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in Bangladesh. The delivery brings the total U.S. doses donated to Bangladesh to 6.5 million.

August 31

The Utah National Guard delivered humanitarian supplies and lifesaving equipment to Nepal, part of more than $90 million in aid the American people have provided for Nepal’s fight against COVID-19.

The United States donated $4.7 million to Jordan’s fight against COVID-19. The funding will provide equipment and supplies for diagnosing COVID-19 and treating patients.

August 29

The United States announced the delivery of a second shipment of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to Ukraine, bringing the total U.S. vaccine donation to Ukraine to 2.2 million doses.

The United States announced the delivery of 151,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot vaccine to Yemen.

August 28

The United States donated an additional 100,000 vaccine doses to Sri Lanka, adding to the 1.5 million doses the U.S. donated to the country in July.

August 27

The United States and COVAX delivered an additional 188,370 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to El Salvador.

The United States announced the delivery of 604,800 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot vaccine to Algeria.

The United States provided 3.7 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to Pakistan. The donation adds to the 5.5 million vaccine doses delivered to Pakistan in July.

This week, the United States delivered more than 302,000 vaccine doses to the Republic of the Congo and 81,000 vaccine doses to Botswana.

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