September 15, 2021

Duckworth Announces 4.6 Million Additional American Vaccine Doses to Indonesia as Part of Biden Administration’s Global Vaccination Efforts

New numbers bring total American doses sent to Indonesia to 12.6 million


[WASHINGTON, DC] – Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced that the United States would send an additional 4.6 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Indonesia as part of the Biden Administration’s global vaccination efforts. This new tranche is in addition to the 8 million doses already announced by the Administration bringing the total American doses donated to the nation to 12.6 million. Duckworth lived in Indonesia as a child before serving in the United States Reserve Forces for 23 years. She is now a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and recently led a Congressional Delegation visit to Taiwan, where she helped announce an American donation of vaccine doses.

“I’m so pleased to announce that another 4.6 million American COVID-19 vaccine doses will be delivered to Indonesia to help protect the Indonesian people from this deadly pandemic. These highly-effective American vaccine doses will supplement the 8 million doses we have already sent to Indonesia and help demonstrate our nation’s continued commitment to the close strategic partnership with Indonesia. No nation can be safe from COVID-19 until all nations are, so I’ll keep working closely with the Biden Administration to help ensure the Indonesian people receive the safe, effective vaccine doses and international aid they need.”

In August, Duckworth met with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi to discuss multiple important issues, including vaccine distribution, trade and national security. Duckworth also announced the additional shipment of 3.5 million American vaccine doses to Indonesia in July as part of Biden Administration’s global vaccination efforts.