US sends 1 million doses of J&J COVID-19 vaccine to South Korea – State Department
United States is shipping one million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s unique COVID-19 vaccine to South Korea, a US State Department spokesperson said on Friday, a day after President Joe Biden presented his plan sharing vaccine doses around the world.
“One million J&J vaccines are destined for our partners in the Republic of Korea. With these doses, we are ensuring the security and preparedness of the forces of the Republic of Korea and the United States. The friendship between our two countries runs deep, especially in times of great need. spokesman Ned Price said in a Twitter post.
Reservations for incoming U.S. doses – nearly double the amount originally pledged by Washington – have already been taken, Seoul officials said earlier this week. Read more
Infections are declining in South Korea, which has so far administered enough doses to inoculate around 9% of its population, according to Reuters data. https://tmsnrt.rs/3ci73zX
On Thursday, Biden unveiled how his administration would distribute 25 million excess doses around the world, including 6 million shared between South Korea, Mexico, Canada, India, the West Bank and Gaza, among other partner countries and workers. frontline of the United Nations.
Another 5 million will go to African countries, 7 million to Asian countries and 6 million to South and Central American countries, according to the White House.
South Korea, a key U.S. ally in Asia, was the second nation to be greeted by Biden when he welcomed South Korean President Jae-in to the White House last month. Read more
At the time, Moon said Biden had committed 550,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines for South Korean soldiers. Read more
Biden said on Thursday that the United States was sharing its doses to end the pandemic, which has killed more than 3.7 million people worldwide, not to gain political favors. https://tmsnrt.rs/3yZXkIp
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