US to donate another 16 Mn vaccine doses to Asia, including Sri Lanka

US to donate another 16 Mn vaccine doses to Asia, including Sri Lanka

US to donate another 16 Mn vaccine doses to Asia, including Sri Lanka

Written by Zulfick Farzan

22 Jun, 2021 | 5:29 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Biden-Harris Administration announced the distribution list for 55 million of the 80 million doses of America’s own vaccine supply and Sri Lanka is to further benefit from this program as 16 million vaccine doses will be available to the region.

Earlier this month, the Administration announced the plan for the first 25 million doses that we have begun shipping, and the latest announcement completes the list for the remaining 55 million doses.

For all of these doses, those most at risk, such as health care workers, should be prioritized, based on national vaccine plans, said the White House.

For these 80 million doses, the U.S. will share 75% through COVAX and 25% will be targeted to help deal with surges around the world.

Based on this framework and pending legal and regulatory approvals, the allocation plan for these 55 million doses will be as follows:

Approximately 41 million will be shared through COVAX, with the following allocations:

Approximately 14 million for Latin America and the Caribbean to the following: Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti, and other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries, Dominican Republic, Panama, and Costa Rica.

Approximately 16 million for Asia to the following: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Maldives, Bhutan, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, Cambodia, and the Pacific Islands.

Approximately 10 million for Africa to be shared with countries that will be selected in coordination with the African Union.

Approximately 14 million – or 25% of these 55 million vaccines – will be shared with regional priorities and other recipients, such as: Colombia, Argentina, Haiti, other CARICOM countries, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Panama, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Cabo Verde, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Yemen, Tunisia, Oman, West Bank and Gaza, Ukraine, Kosovo, Georgia, Moldova, and Bosnia.

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