June 22, 21 - 8:55 am - LABS

U.S. to donate 14 million additional COVID-19 vaccine doses to Latin America

The Biden administration announced on Monday the distribution of 14 million vaccine doses against COVID-19 to Latin American countries. The batch is part of a larger donation pledge, of 80 million doses, an effort to vaccinate poorer nations, said The New York Times. The U.S. has already given 6 million doses to the region before.

In Latin America, doses will be distributed to Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Panama, Costa Rica, and some Caribbean countries.

Most of those 55 million vaccine doses U.S. will donate will go to Covax Facility, through which Brazil will receive the shots.

The vaccines to be donated come from Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer laboratories. Oxford/AstraZeneca doses will only be shared after FDA approval, reported O Globo.