In Costa Rica, the U.S. donates 500,000 doses of vaccines in support of the country in its fight against covid-19.
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Published on Tuesday, July 13, 2021

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff and wire services

The United States works with international partners in donating covid-19 vaccines to the world and helping bring an end to the pandemic, according to Share America Journal, the news site created by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Information Programs.

According to the article, the U.S. donations to support the global fight against covid-19 includes:

Donating 80 million vaccine doses from its supply to other countries.

Purchasing 500 million vaccine doses to donate to nearly 100 developing countries.

Contributing $2 billion to COVAX, the global initiative to equitably distribute safe and effective covid-19 vaccines worldwide.

Delivering essential medicines, supplies and therapeutics, as well as other assistance to help countries rebuild economies, overcome food shortages and strengthen health security.

“The United States will be the world’s arsenal of vaccines in our shared fight against this virus,” President Biden said in a June 3 statement. “We will continue to do all we can to build a world that is safer and more secure against the threat of infectious disease.”

The most recent donations this month consisted of the following:

On July 12, there were 500,000 doses of Moderna’s vaccine delivered to Bhutan. And 1 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccines delivered to Nepal.

On July 5, the U.S. announced 1 million doses of vaccines sent to Malaysia and 1.5 million doses sent to El Salvador.
 
On July 2, the U.S. announced that millions of vaccine doses were delivered to Bangladesh, Colombia, Ecuador, Pakistan and Peru.

Also this month, the U. S. sent millions of doses of vaccines and other aid to Brazil.

In Costa Rica, yesterday, the Ministry of Communication announced the U.S. donation of 500,000 doses of vaccines in support of the country in its fight against covid-19.

This donation is equivalent to 20% of the doses already applied in the country in six months and will speed up the vaccination campaign, Agustin Castro, Minister of Communication said.

According to Castro, the vaccine cargo will arrive soon in the country.

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