US announces $25 million aid to support India's COVID vaccination drive

Antony Blinken said that the funding will contribute to saving lives by strengthening vaccine supply.

The United States on Wednesday announced $25 million assistance to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts across India.

 

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is on a two-day visit to India, said that the funding will contribute to saving lives by strengthening vaccine supply chain logistics, addressing misinformation, vaccine hesitancy, and helping to train more health care workers.

 

"US has contributed more than 200 million dollars worth of COVID19 assistance. I am pleased to announce that the United States government will send additional 25 million dollars to support vaccination efforts across India," Blinken announced during a joint press conference with his External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

 

"This funding will contribute to saving a life by strengthening vaccine supply chain logistics, addressing misinformation, vaccine hesitancy and helping to train more health care workers. We are determined to end this pandemic in India and the United States. We will work to do it," he added.

 

Meanwhile, more than 66.03 lakh vaccine doses were administered in India, the Union Health Ministry's latest provisional report read.

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