Dr. “From what we’ve heard from countries, more than half are out of stock and are calling for additional vaccines. However, it’s probably more countries that have run out of vaccines,” Aylward said.
On the other hand, as vaccine supplies begin to strain, some wealthy countries with spare doses are leading efforts to increase donations through COVAX and other means. US President Joe Biden announced that he plans to donate 55 million doses of vaccines to countries in need. Of these, 41 million will be distributed through COVAX, while the remaining 14 million will be shared with countries considered priority.