JAKARTA, Indonesia – U.S. Ambassador Sung Y. Kim of the United States Mission to Indonesia offered his congratulations to Indonesia on the arrival of three million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from the United States government on July 11, 2021. The U.S. government will provide an additional one million doses to Indonesia as part of this tranche of vaccines.
This shipment is part of the COVAX Advance Market Commitment (COVAX AMC), a global initiative to support equitable access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. With this shipment, Indonesia has received more than 11.2 million doses through the COVAX AMC.
“As the virus continues to spread throughout the world, and with new variants emerging, vaccinating as many people as possible—as quickly as possible—is critical,” said Ambassador Kim. “The rapid spread of this disease has shown us that no nation can act alone in tackling a global pandemic. The United States is committed to saving lives in Indonesia by partnering with the Government and people of Indonesia to ramp up the vaccination effort,” he added.
The United States is accelerating global access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines through a historic $2 billion contribution to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The U.S. contribution supports the purchase and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines for 92 low- and middle-income countries, including Indonesia, through the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment. It will help protect some of the world’s most vulnerable and at-risk populations from COVID-19 and mitigate the spread of emerging variants.
President Biden committed to provide 80 million safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to countries in need around the world. Indonesia is receiving a share of these vaccines from this worldwide donation. 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.
To date, the United States has invested nearly $36 million to support Indonesia’s efforts to reduce COVID-19 transmission, improve testing and treatment, and provide accurate and timely information about the pandemic to keep everyone protected from the disease. The United States also provided 1,000 ventilators currently in use at more than 600 health facilities across Indonesia.
Through our support to Gavi, the United States works with partners and governments around the world to vaccinate vulnerable populations, reach those without other options, and help ensure that none of us have to face the challenges of a global pandemic alone. We remain committed to partnership with the government and people of Indonesia to save lives and work toward the safe reopening of the Indonesian economy.
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