The United States of America is sending 1.5 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Nepal on Friday.

The consignment is being dispatched to Nepal in line with US President Joe Biden's pledge to donate a batch of 80 million US-made vaccines globally to counter vaccine disparity.

There is a growing concern about the difference in vaccine pricing of the available COVID-19 vaccines between developed and developing nations.

US Ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry took to social media to confirm the delivery of the vaccines. "In the next few days, the United States will provide 1.9 million free COVID-19 vaccines to reach more than 1.5 million Nepalis," Ambassador Berry wrote.

In a recent article published by WebMD, which is an American corporation known primarily as an online publisher of news and information pertaining to human health and well-being, it was stated that the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine provides at least eight months of immunity to the coronavirus and shows "strong, persistent" protection against the delta variant, the vaccine company had claimed in a news release.​

Meanwhile, in the same batch, US is sending 500,000 doses of the vaccine to Bhutan.

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