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Trump Aims to Boost Vaccine Confidence at White House Summit

  • President plans to sign order to prioritize people in U.S.
  • Only after U.S. needs are met will government aid others
Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Dec. 7.
Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Dec. 7.

Photographer: Doug Mills/The New York Times/Bloomberg

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President Donald Trump plans to hold a “vaccine summit” at the White House on Tuesday that’s intended to increase confidence in the new vaccines among the American public, according to a senior administration official.

The president will open the three-hour, indoor summit with remarks, followed by discussions of how the vaccines were developed and how they’ll be regulated, distributed and administered. He plans to sign an order for the Department of Health and Human Services to give priority to people in the U.S. before helping other countries.