The source, who asked not to be named, explained that Nigeria will get 2,999,880 doses and Egypt will get 2,158,650 doses, which are expected to arrive on Monday. Vaccines are distributed through the global Kovacs mechanism.
The United States, which presents itself as the “arsenal” of vaccines in the world, has distributed more than 400 million doses, as part of a project aimed at distributing 1.1 billion doses.
The senior White House official confirmed that the vaccines were distributed “without conditions”, indicating that the situation would not be the same for donations provided by other countries such as China.
However, the distribution of donations sometimes collides with logistical difficulties in transportation and vaccination.
In December, Nigeria, for example, disposed of more than 1 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine after its expiration date.
On Wednesday, White House spokeswoman Jen Sakin acknowledged, “In some cases, countries were unable to receive doses” provided by the United States.
“A large part of our effort is currently focused on ensuring the effective vaccination process,” she said.