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US to send millions of Covid-19 vaccines to Canada & Mexico

The US is finalising plans to send millions of Covid-19 vaccines to Canada and Mexico.

A day after president Joe Biden met Taoiseach Micheál Martin, the White House confirmed plans to ship 4 million vaccine doses to Canada and Mexico. In total the US has 7 million “releasable doses” of vaccines.

“Our first priority remains vaccinating the US population… but the reality is that the pandemic knows no borders,” Ms Psaki said, as she confirmed the agreement with America’s closest neighbours.

The EU had been hoping to receive some AstraZeneca vaccines produced in the US.

The Taoiseach stated on numerous occasions before his meeting with the President that there were no spare vaccines to receive.

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