The United States has sent more than 11 million coronavirus vaccines to more than 70 countries around the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. The White House said in a statement on Tuesday.


The United States has sent more than 11 million coronavirus vaccines to more than 70 countries around the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. The White House said in a statement on Tuesday.


Today, President Joe Biden will discuss in more detail the US strategy to reduce coronavirus transmission abroad.


The announcement comes at a time when coronavirus infections are on the rise in the United States due to the highly contagious delta variant of the virus. At the same time, U.S. health officials last week advised those who have been fully vaccinated to wear masks at internal gatherings.


Biden has promised that the United States will be the world's vaccine repository. It is worth mentioning that the global vaccination program CoVAX has already distributed 11 million vaccines in the United States. But that is only a fraction of what the world needs.


The United States has sent more than 11 million rupees to 60 countries around the world
The United States has sent more than 11 million rupees to 60 countries around the world


A White House statement on Tuesday said the United States would begin sending 500,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to countries around the world by the end of August. This is part of the United States' pledge to help 110 low-income countries by June 2022.


The 11 million vaccines that have already been given to different countries are a surplus of vaccines due to various reasons, including the reluctance of many to get vaccinated during the vaccination program in the United States.


An estimated 900,000 Americans over the age of 12 have not yet received their first dose of the vaccine


By the end of June, Biden had promised to send more than 600,000 vaccines to various countries. He was not able to do so due to various strategic and policy problems of the vaccinating countries.


In July, however, the pace of vaccination increased significantly. According to Biden's plan, 75 percent of vaccines in the United States are sent through Kovacs to help low- and middle-income countries around the world. This is done in line with the level of assistance to US partners and allies.


The White House said in a statement that Russia and China had not been asked to comment. Those two countries have sought geopolitical advantages over vaccines produced in their own countries.