The Joe Biden administration decided to share the vaccine with other countries вЂ” by the end of the summer, they will have enough purchased doses to vaccinate the entire population
The United States has changed its mind not to share the purchased COVID-19 vaccines with the world and is ready to export 60 million doses of the drug from AstraZeneca to other countries in the coming months.
This, according to the Associated Press, was started in the White House.
вЂњThe U.S. is considering options for transferring AstraZeneca vaccine doses to other countries as they become available,вЂќ said Jeff Zients, the White House coordinator for COVID вЂ” 19 pandemic containment.
He recalled that the vaccine of this manufacturer is not used in the United States, but in addition to this, the country allows the use of three other vaccines-Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson.
To date, 53% of the total adult population in the country has received at least one dose of the vaccine, and it is expected that by the beginning of summer, there will be enough supplies of the vaccine to vaccinate the entire country.
In total, there are about 10 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in warehouses in the United States вЂ” in the next few weeks, their quality control will be completed. In addition, another 50 million doses are in various stages of production and may be ready for shipment in May and June.
According to Zients, the US has not yet finally decided which countries will be helped with vaccines. As you know, Canada and Mexico have already turned to the Biden administration for help.