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US ships 11 million COVID-19 vaccines abroad

The Biden administration is shipping 11 million vaccines doses abroad on Friday with nine million going to Africa and another two million to other countries around the world.
 
The announcement will be made by White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients during the COVID-19 response team briefing.
 
It follows President Joe Biden's announcement on Thursday that the administration will send more than 200 million doses abroad in 100 days, accelerating delivery to high-risk countries.
 
Friday's shipment brings the total number of doses sent to Africa to 100 million.
 
The Biden administration will also push international partners to take a stronger role in aiding in global vaccine efforts.


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