BREAKING: US to send millions of surplus vaccines to Mexico and Canada
The United States is expected to announce that it will send four million vaccines to Canada and Mexico. Under the agreement, the US would “lend” AstraZeneca vaccines to the two countries, which have been struggling with Covid-19 vaccines. They would resupply the US with vaccines at a later date.
Both countries have approved the AstraZeneca vaccine, but the United States has yet to do and there are tens of millions of doses in factories in the US.
Speaking on Thursday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that the White House was working with Astra Zeneca and the two countries on what is a “complex process”.
She said that the US has 7 million “releasable doses” of vaccines – 2.5 million will be sent to Mexico, while 1.5 million will go to Canada.
The decision comes a day after President Joe Biden’s meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin when the issue of vaccines was discussed.