Mr. Biden has a week and a half to meet his deadline, a task made more hard as the administration tries to change which manufacturers' vaccines would be included in the 55 million portion.
The specific breakdown of doses by country was not provided, but 41 million doses will be split through COVAX between countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The White House outlined a plan on Monday to allocate 55 million doses of coronavirus vaccine around the world, the remainder of 80 million doses that President Biden pledged to send by the end of June to countries desperate for vaccine.
"We have plenty of doses to share with the world, but this is a Herculean logistical challenge".
The Biden-Harris administration will not use its vaccines to secure favours from other countries, it asserted.
The White House said it wanted the doses to be prioritized for healthcare workers and those who are most at risk. The doses will consist of Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines.
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The WHO says there's no clear timeline on when more vaccines will be available, but there is an urgent need for them. A total of 1,132,546 individuals have received one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, while 790,071 have received two.
Those are included in the 55 million remaining shots out of the 80 million doses that US President Joe Biden pledged to allocate by the end of June "in service of ending the pandemic globally". Production problems at an Emergent BioSolutions factory in Baltimore have forced the administration to revise its initial plan to rely heavily on AstraZeneca's vaccine for that donation.
"We have announced today where these doses are going".
According to the White House, 14 million doses would be shared alongside "regional priorities", including Colombia, Argentina, Iraq, Ukraine, the West Bank and Gaza.
The numbers were compiled Friday by Kyodo News based on data from Gavi, an alliance of governments, global organizations, companies and charities that promote the COVAX program in cooperation with the World Health Organization, as well as from Association of Southeast Asian Nations governments.
Among the Asian countries include India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Maldives, Bhutan, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, Cambodia, and the Pacific Islands.
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