JAKARTA, Indonesia — With an additional 3.5 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines arriving in Jakarta on April 3, the United States has donated 35.8 million doses to Indonesia and over a half billion vaccines to more than 110 countries in every region of the world. As of March 17, the United States has delivered over 500 million COVID-19 vaccines globally—more doses than any other nation. For every vaccine administered in the United States, nearly one more has been shipped overseas. This is an important milestone, achieved in just nine months, towards reaching President Biden’s pledge to donate more than 1.2 billion safe and effective vaccines worldwide.
“Vaccines are one of the best tools to control this pandemic. With vaccines, we help protect each other from infection and engage again fully for a healthier and more productive world,” said Jeff Cohen, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director in Indonesia. “The United States remains committed in solidarity and partnership with the Indonesian people and our many partners. Together, we will defeat COVID-19.”
With a commitment of $4 billion, the United States is also the largest donor to COVAX. In partnership with UNICEF, COVAX has delivered over a billion vaccine doses to countries around the world, including over 100 million doses for Indonesia.In addition, the United States supports vaccination sites—including mobile clinics for the elderly and disabled just outside their homes—training health workers, and supporting vaccine distribution in remote areas so that Indonesians in all provinces have access to these vaccines. With support from USAID, civil society partners have also reached tens of millions of Indonesians through social media and other public messaging to promote vaccinations and counter misinformation and disinformation surrounding COVID-19.
Since the onset of the pandemic, the U.S. government has provided more than $77 million to support Indonesia’s COVID-19 response, building on more than $1 billion in health-related assistance over the last two decades. Since March 2020, U.S. support has reached more than 194 million people in Indonesia—representing more than two-thirds of the country’s population. USAID has helped approximately 165,000 frontline healthcare workers and strengthened more than 1,800 hospitals, clinics, and laboratories. To date, USAID has directly supported more than 10,000 vaccination events.