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U.S. to Ship First of 500 Million Shots Pledged by Biden at G-7

  • Shipment to Rwanda includes 188,730 under G-7 agreement
  • U.S. sending 300,000 more shots from U.S. government supply
GPs In England Start To Administer Covid-19 Vaccine

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President Joe Biden’s administration is sending 488,370 Pfizer Inc. Covid-19 vaccine doses to Rwanda, including the first shipments that are part of a pledge he made at a Group of Seven summit to donate 500 million doses worldwide.

The U.S. will ship the doses this week to Rwanda through Covax, the global vaccine sharing initiative, according to an official familiar with the plan. The shipment includes 188,730 doses that are the first installment under an agreement Biden struck at the G-7 meeting, and another 300,000 from surplus U.S. government supplies, which the U.S. has been shipping off steadily.