JAKARTA, Indonesia – U.S. Ambassador Sung Y. Kim of the United States Mission to Indonesia announced the arrival of 1,500,100 additional doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from the United States government through COVAX. This shipment is in addition to 3 million doses that arrived on July 11 bringing the total number of vaccine doses donated by the United States to Indonesia to 4.5 million.
“We are working to get as many safe and effective vaccines to as many Indonesians as quickly as possible,” said Ambassador Kim. “The United States will do its part to help end this pandemic and build back a world that is better prepared to prevent, detect, and respond to future health threats, and where all people can live safe and healthy lives. It’s worth repeating: no one is safe until everyone is safe.”
The United States has committed an historic $4 billion contribution from the American people through Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance for the COVAX Advance Market Commitment (COVAX AMC). The U.S. contribution supports the purchase and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines for 92 low- and middle-income countries, including Indonesia. With this latest shipment, Indonesia has received more than 12.7 million doses through the COVAX AMC, a global initiative to support equitable access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines.
In addition, President Biden has also committed to provide 80 million safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to countries in need around the world to help end this pandemic. Indonesia will receive a share of these vaccines. President Biden’s plan for the 80 million donated doses includes more than 23 million for Asia, an effort that will help keep the region—and Indonesia—safe.
The U.S. Government is also providing assistance for Indonesia’s broader COVID-19 response efforts. To date, the United States has invested $36 million to help Indonesia improve vaccination services, accelerate testing and tracing, share factual information, and improve healthcare facilities capacities and services. The U.S. contribution includes over 1,000 ventilators that are currently in use in 600 hospitals across the country.