Adriano Espaillat lobbies for sending vaccine surplus to the Caribbean and Central America


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Feb 20, 2019

US Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY 13th Congressional District) has written to US Vice President Kamala Harris asking for her backing to prioritize Caribbean and Central American countries for future distribution of surplus Covid-19 vaccines. Espaillat is also chair of the Congressional Friends of the Dominican Republic Caucus.

Espaillat wrote to US Vice President Harris in her role overseeing diplomatic relations with allies in the region. In the letter, Espaillat acknowledges that with 53% of the adult population vaccinated with at least one dose of Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, the US is expected to have enough supply for the entire population by early summer. “Thus, we believe it is of upmost importance that the 60 million doses expected to be available be prioritized for vaccination distribution to our Central American and Caribbean allies,” he...

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