The U.S. will begin shipping its first doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine abroad Monday, CNN reports.
Why it matters: The first of 2 million Pfizer vaccine doses will be shipped to Peru directly from the U.S., per CNN. Biden has pledged to share 80 million doses of the U.S. vaccine supply with the world.
- Biden earlier this month reached a deal to purchase 500 million doses from Pfizer to share with other countries.
The big picture: The U.S. will also ship 2.5 million doses of the Moderna Vaccine through the World Health Organization's global vaccination program, COVAX, a White House official told CNN.
- The Biden administration has vowed to allocate 80 million doses of the U.S. vaccine supply by the end of June, with nearly three-quarters of those being delivered through COVAX.
- The did not confirm the number it has donated, per CNN, but an official told the outlet the administration is "currently working through the final stages of clearing all domestic regulatory, legal, and operational hurdles to share every single drop of the 80 million doses we have promised."