Biden to send US-approved vaccines to other countries for the first time

The President announced plans to send 20 million doses.

US President Joe Biden announced Monday that he will send at least 20 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to other countries by the end of June.

According to Biden, batches of Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be sent to other countries. Thus, the United States will share for the first time the vaccines allowed for use in the country. It was previously planned to ship 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which has not yet been approved by US regulators.

“Just as America was the arsenal of democracy during World War II, in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, our country will become the arsenal of vaccines,” Biden said.

Biden noted that no country would send more vaccines abroad than the United States.

According to updated federal data as of Monday morning, more than 272 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the United States and more than 340 million have been distributed.

Nearly 60 percent of US adults have received at least one vaccination, significantly higher than in many countries, such as Brazil and India, which are in desperate need of additional doses and are facing rising disease rates. Biden has long been urged to share American vaccines with other countries, but he stressed that the US pandemic must first be brought under control.

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