US President Joe Biden announced that the US plans to allocate 75% — nearly 1.9 crores of the first tranche of 2.5 crore doses. The UN-backed COVAX global vaccine sharing program to countries in Southeast and South Asia as well as Africa. By the end of June, the administration’s framework expects to share 80 million (8 crores) vaccines globally.
As per the White House fact sheet, around 19 million vaccines likely to shared through COVAX. Out of this, nearly six million for Central and South America to Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, and other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries.
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Nearly 7 million for Asian countries, including, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Malaysia, the Pacific Islands, and Taiwan. Apart from this, 5 million shared for Africa with countries that will be selected in coordination with the African Union.
Moreover, the White House said that nearly six million vaccines targeted toward partner recipients and regional priorities including Canada, Mexico, Ukraine, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, and United Nations front-line workers.