U.S. donates more than 2 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines against Covid-19 to Brazil

Another example of U.S. commitment to combat Covid-19 in partnership with Brazil

Brasília, November 21, 2021: Early Sunday morning (November 21), Brazil received a donation of 2,187,300 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, provided by the U.S. government. This donation, which arrived at Viracopos International Airport in Campinas (SP), was made through a bilateral agreement between the United States and Brazil and is part of long-standing partnership to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

The United States has worked with Brazil since the first days of the pandemic to combat the coronavirus. In June of this year Brazil received a donation of three million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, making it one of the largest donations of Covid-19 vaccines ever made by the U.S. government.

In addition to vaccine donations, the U.S. government to date has contributed R$ 110 million in direct assistance, and the U.S. private sector has also provided more than R$ 412 million in various types of assistance. The United States also donated 1,000 ventilators, personal protective equipment, technical cooperation, and many other types of assistance to Brazil.

President Biden and the government of the United States are committed to fighting the pandemic around the world. In total, the United States has donated in excess of 250 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to other countries, reflecting our commitment to working together to defeat Covid-19 and promote economic recovery.

For detailed information on U.S. support for Brazil’s efforts to combat Covid-19, please visit the link: https://br.usembassy.gov/pt/informativo-assistencia-dos-eua-ao-brasil-no-combate-ao-covid-19/