The U.S. government unveiled its plan on Monday to distribute some 55 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccines in developing countries.
The 55 million vaccines are part of a batch of 80 million doses that President Joe Biden had pledged to distribute.
Of this number, 41 million doses will be distributed through the World Health Organization.
VACCINES FOR LATIN AMERICA
Some 14 million doses will be distributed in the following Latin American and Caribbean countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Panama and Costa Rica.
VACUNAS TO ASIA
Approximately 16 million doses will go to Asian countries, including: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Maldives, Bhutan, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, Cambodia, and the Pacific islands.
VACCINES FOR AFRICA
The 10 million vaccines destined for the African continent will be distributed to the countries decided by the African Union, a political coalition made up of 55 African states.
VACCINES FOR REGIONAL PRIORITIES AND OTHER LOCATIONS
Some 14 million doses will be distributed among priority countries and other parts of the world, including Colombia, Argentina, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Cape Verde , Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Yemen, Tunisia, Oman, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, Ukraine, Kosovo, Georgia, Moldova, and Bosnia.
Researchers have found that antibodies continue to evolve over a period of 6 to 12 months.