US President Joe Biden has come under pressure to share the US stockpile of coronavirus vaccines with the rest of the world. Now, his administration has outlined plans to send tens of millions of doses to countries in need.
White House officials will work with manufacturers to increase vaccine production. They have promised to share 80 million doses by the end of June. They will send most of the first 25 million doses through the global distribution effort known as COVAX.
The administration's approach focuses on Latin America and the Caribbean, South and Southeast Asia, and Africa.
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said the approach also prioritizes other partners around the world, including countries with low vaccination rates or those dealing with urgent crises. Those places include the West Bank and Gaza, Ukraine, Kosovo, Iraq and Haiti.