The United States will not provide developing countries with the country’s coronavirus vaccine until most American citizens have been vaccinated, reports Politico, citing a senior official from the US administration.
However, the interlocutor of the publication noted that the United States is working to assist the international COVAX initiative for global vaccination.
“We are figuring out when we will have sufficient stocks in the United States to act as a vaccine donor,” he added.
As Politico reminds, in January the Joe Biden administration announced the participation of the United States in the COVAX initiative, which was rejected by the previous leadership of the country, but no specific dates were named.
Meanwhile, Biden himself at a public meeting in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on February 16 said that everyone in the United States will be able to get vaccinated against coronavirus by the end of July.
Formerly the organization for the fight against poverty and preventable disease ONE Campaign stated that developed countries are purchasing more vaccines against coronavirus than they need to vaccinate the entire population.