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U.S. to send more COVID-19 vaccines to Haiti soon -White House - Metro US

U.S. to send more COVID-19 vaccines to Haiti soon -White House

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Port-au-Prince

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States will send a ‘significant’ additional amount of coronavirus vaccines to Haiti soon, the White House said on Thursday, a day after the troubled Caribbean nation received 500,000 U.S.-donated doses.

“We will send a significant amount of additional doses to Haiti soon in consultation with local health authorities,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters.

The vaccines Haiti received on Wednesday were part of a pledge by the United States to donate some 12 million doses to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean through the global vaccine facility COVAX, which distributes vaccines to poorer countries.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Writing by Merdie Nzanga; Editing by Tim Ahmann)

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