On Wednesday, the White House told Voice of America that the U.S. plans to donate over two shots of the Pfizer Coronavirus vaccine to African countries such as Morocco and Kenya. A White House official told VOA that Biden said that the U.S. would be the arsenal of vaccines in the fight of the world against Coronavirus. Further, he said that they are proud to deliver these effective and safe vaccines to the individuals of Morocco and Kenya.
Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said those vaccine shipments bring the United States to a milestone. On Wednesday, Psaki said that they hit a significant landmark in their international effort to be the armory of vaccines: four hundred million shots shipped to one hundred and twelve nations for free, with no strings attached. To put Biden into perspective, the U.S. sent four times more free shots to the world than any other nation.
The United States announced to donate over two million shots of the Pfizer Coronavirus vaccine to African countries such as Morocco and Kenya. A White House official told press news that, as Biden said, America will be the arsenal of vaccines in the fight against Coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/bWNJpg8zv5
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Kenya and Morocco Total Vaccination Shots
In the recent round of vaccine donations, Kenya will receive 517140 shots of the two-shot Pfizer vaccine. Likewise, Morocco will receive around 1599390 shots. COVAX will distribute the donations, a worldwide initiative founded to ensure access to Coronavirus vaccines impartially. In both nations, the White House told VOA, legal, scientific, and regulatory teams are coordinating to ensure the swift delivery of effective and safe tranches of COVI-19 vaccine.
The White House said that these new vaccine shots come from the half-billion shots secured by the U.S. government over the summer. Health advocates hailed the latest round of donations but asked whether they were enough – especially considering that the United States is advocating booster shots for previously-vaccinated Americans while several individuals countrywide have set to get an initial dose.