The Joe Biden administration on Monday announced its distribution plan for the remaining 55 million of total 80 million vaccine doses.
Out of the 55 million doses, 16 million will be given to Asia under the Covax facility. India will be one of the 18 countries which will get a share from these 16 million doses.
However, the exact allocation for India is not clear as yet. In the first tranche of 25 million, India is expected to get about 2 million to 3 million doses.
The White House also maintains that “In addition, the U.S. is committed to expanding local production of vaccines, and through our Quad partnership and the International Development Finance Corporation’s support for vaccine manufacturing, more than 1 billion doses will be produced in Africa and India in 2021 and 2022.”
The US is also working with American manufacturers to produce more vaccines to share with the world. READ ABOUT INDIA’S VACCINATION DRIVE HERE
Earlier, President Biden had announced that the US will purchase half-a-billion Pfizer doses and donate them to 92 low- and lower-middle-income countries and members of the African Union.
The G7+ agreed to provide an additional more than 1 billion doses starting summer 2021. Moreover, the world’s largest vaccine drive is blazing ahead in India. It was a record-breaking 47 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses administered on June 21.
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