The White House said that the US has ruled out vaccine sharing with Mexico and would only consider it after it has finished vaccinating its own citizens.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said at a news conference before a teleconference that he would ask US President Joe Biden to share their vaccines which would be repaid once they receive their orders.
“The president has made clear that he is focused on ensuring that vaccines are available to every American. That is our focus,” said White House Press secretary Jen Psaki.
Psaki already said last week that the White House position could change later this year after more Americans are vaccinated and once supplies are more stable.
Biden also said that he would discuss the vaccine sharing with Obrador during their conference but no statement was made after it ended.
At least 50 million Americans have been vaccinated once whereas Mexico only has half the figures.
There are already three vaccines approved in the US after Johnson and Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine received emergency authorizationlast weekend from the US Food and Drug Administration.
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