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U.S. to ship 20 million Pfizer, Moderna or J&J doses overseas – NEWPAPER24

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U.S. to ship 20 million Pfizer, Moderna or J&J doses overseas

2021-05-17 17:29:52

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Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus illness (COVID-19) vaccines are seen at Northwell Well being’s South Shore College Hospital in Bay Shore, New York, March 3, 2021.

Shannon Stapleton | Newpaper24

President Joe Biden on Monday will announce that the U.S. plans to ship hundreds of thousands of extra coronavirus vaccine doses to international international locations nonetheless being battered by the pandemic.

A minimum of 20 million doses of vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson will likely be shipped by the tip of June, Biden will reveal in a Covid-centric speech at 1 p.m. ET, the White Home stated.

These plans come weeks after the White Home introduced it might ship 60 million doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine to international locations in want, as soon as that firm’s pictures are authorized by the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration.

Mixed with the brand new shipments, the Biden administration goals to ship a complete of 80 million doses overseas throughout the subsequent six weeks.

That determine quantities to 5 occasions extra vaccine shared by the U.S. than by some other nation thus far, in accordance with a senior administration official.

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