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United States to share vaccines

US to share AstraZeneca vaccines with the world. The US plans to distribute 60 million doses.

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The Facts

▪ White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced in a press conference on Monday that the US plans to share 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine with the world, pending FDA approval of its safety.

▪ Over 53% of the American adult population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccines from either Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson.

▪ White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients said, “Given the strong portfolio of vaccines that the US already has and that have been authorized by the FDA, and given that the AstraZeneca vaccine is not authorized for use in the US, we do not need to use the AstraZeneca vaccine here during the next several months. Therefore the U.S. is looking at options to share the AstraZeneca doses with other countries as they become available.”

▪ Psaki said, “We will consider a range of options from our partner countries and, of course, much of that will be through direct relationships,” when asked which country would receive the vaccine doses.

▪ The Biden administration lent 4 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in March to Canada and Mexico.

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