US Sending AstraZeneca Vaccine To Help Other Nations


The Biden administration is sending 60 million doses of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine to other countries, as the vaccine has not been authorized for use in the US, it has been approved by health officials in the EU.

"Given that AstraZeneca is not authorized for use in the United States, we do not need to use AstraZeneca in our fight against COVID over the next few months," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.

The U.S. has about 10 million doses sitting in storage, waiting for the FDA to decide if it should be granted an emergency use authorization, as it is still conducting a safety review of the vaccine.

The U.S. has already agreed to send four million doses to Mexico and Canada, and expects to receive an additional 50 million doses in May and June.

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