U.S. Donates 110 Million Doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Seek to donate an additional 500 million doses by June 2022.

On Tuesday, President Biden marked a milestone in the fight against COVID-19 as he announced that the U.S. had donated 110 million vaccines to over 60 nations around the world. The U.S. is a partner in the international vaccine program known as COVAX, with the goal of distributing vaccines to nations in need. The president’s earlier pledge to have 80 million doses shipped internationally by the end of June had met with regulatory delays in the recipient countries.

The statement released by the White House on Tuesday also set a goal for an additional 500 million doses to be donated by June of next year. Gayle Smith, the State Department’s COVID-19 response coordinator expressed the challenges that face the president’s administration saying, “In some countries, it’s actually required … to take new laws to their parliaments so they can accept these vaccines, so it’s a complicated logistical exercise, but I think we’ve shown it’s entirely doable.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president’s administration as they seek to meet their goal of distributing vaccines to needy nations.
  • For the State Department as they work with other nations to set up the infrastructure needed to distribute the vaccine.
  • For Gayle Smith to seek God’s wisdom as she coordinates the distribution of the vaccines. 

Sources: AP, NPR, Axios


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