President Biden said Wednesday that he expects the United States will share surplus coronavirus vaccine doses with Canada and countries in Central America.
“We’re in the process of doing that. We’ve done a little bit of that already. We are looking at what is going to be done with some of the vaccines that we are not using,” Biden told reporters after a speech on vaccinations at the White House. “We’ve got to make sure they are safe to be sent, and we hope to be able to be of some help and value to countries around the world.”
Biden noted that he recently spoke to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, adding that he expects to be able to send doses to Canada and countries in Central America that have fallen behind in the pace of vaccinations.
“It’s in process. We don’t have enough to be confident to send it abroad now, but I expect we are going to be able to do that,” Biden said without offering a time frame for the move.