President Joe Biden on Monday will announce that the U.S. plans to ship tens of millions of Corona virus vaccine doses to international locations nonetheless being battered by the pandemic.
At the least 20 million doses of vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson will likely be shipped by the start of June, Biden will reveal in a Covid-centric speech at 1 p.m. ET, the White House stated.
These plans come weeks after the White house introduced it might ship 60 million doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine to international locations in want, as soon as that firm’s shots are authorised by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Mixed with the brand new shipments, the Biden administration goals is to ship a complete of 80 million doses overseas throughout the subsequent six weeks.
That determine quantities to 5 times extra vaccine shared by the U.S. than by every other nation up to now, according to a senior administration official.