Jakarta – As of March 17, 2022, the United States has contributed about 35.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Indonesia and 500 million doses of vaccination internationally.
With the arrival of an additional 3.5 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Jakarta on Sunday (April 3), the United States has donated 35.8 million doses of COVID vaccine to Indonesia and over a half billion vaccines to more than 110 countries in every region of the world, according to a statement issued by the US Embassy in Jakarta on Sunday.
According to the Embassy statement, approximately one vaccination was delivered overseas for every one administered in the United States.
Such an effort has been made in nine months to meet President Joe Biden’s vow to provide more than 1.2 billion safe and effective vaccinations throughout the world.
“Vaccines are one of the most effective methods for combating this pandemic. With vaccinations, we can help protect our other from infection and recommit to a healthier, more productive world,” according to Jeff Cohen, the Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Indonesia.
“The United States is dedicated to the Indonesian people and our numerous partners in solidarity and collaboration. We shall overcome COVID-19 as a team,” he asserted this.
The United States is the major donor to COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access, with a promise of $4 billion (COVAX). COVAX has supplied over a billion vaccination doses to nations throughout the world in collaboration with UNICEF, including over 100 million doses to Indonesia.
Furthermore, the US supports immunization locations in Indonesia, including mobile clinics for the elderly and disabled right outside their houses.
The US government has also been educating health professionals and assisting with vaccine delivery in rural parts of Indonesia, ensuring that individuals in all provinces have access to COVID immunizations.
According to the US Embassy, the US government has donated more than US$77 million to fund Indonesia’s COVID-19 response since the outbreak began.
In addition, USAID has actively sponsored over 10,000 immunization events in Indonesia.