The Biden administration will announce on Wednesday a new deal it brokered with Johnson & Johnson and Covax to provide J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine to people in conflict zones and other humanitarian environments where government vaccination campaigns can’t reach, an official said. the White House to CNN.
Before this agreement, J&J’s vaccine doses could only be used in official vaccination programs of other governments.
State Secretary Antony Blinken will make the announcement later Wednesday during a Covid-19 ministerial meeting. He will also announce a new deal to make an additional 300,000 doses of J&J available “to humanitarian, UN peacekeeping and other frontline workers around the world,” the official said.
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