The U.S. government announced on March 3 that it will provide 80 million doses of vaccine worldwide, 75 percent of which will be distributed through the World Health Organization’s (WHO) vaccine distribution mechanism, COVAX, and 25 percent directly to countries in need. The first 25 million doses were released, including to Taiwan.
The White House press release states that the U.S. will donate at least 80 million doses by the end of June, with an initial release of 25 million doses planned. 19 million of these 25 million doses will be distributed through COVAX: 7 million doses to Southeast and South Asian countries including Taiwan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Pacific Island countries; 6 million doses to Latin America and the Caribbean region, and 5 million doses to Africa.
Approximately 6 million additional doses will be provided to Mexico, Canada, South Korea, the West Bank and Gaza region, Ukraine, Kosovo, Haiti, Georgia, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq and Yemen, as well as to UN frontline workers.