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U.S. ships 9 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Africa, 2 million worldwide – Metro US

U.S. ships 9 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Africa, 2 million worldwide

Syringes with a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are ready
Syringes with a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are ready for injections in Chelsea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Friday sent 9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine doses to countries in Africa and another 2 million doses to other nations, the White House said.

“Today, we are shipping 9 million vaccine doses to Africa and another 2 million worldwide. We need every country to step up with the same urgency and ambition as the US,” White House spokesman Kevin Munoz said in a post on Twitter.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; editing by Doina Chiacu)

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