US to share up to 60 million AstraZeneca vaccines globally, raw vaccine supplies to India

The Biden administration announced that it will share 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses with other countries. The administration said that the vaccine will become available after the US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approves it for emergency use.  

The FDA is expected to approve the AstraZeneca vaccine in the next few weeks and the US will then donate the supplies to other countries. The distribution plan is still in development.

The US also announced it will share raw vaccine materials with India, which has become a current outbreak hot spot. A spokesperson also indicated that the US will provide India with personal protective equipment, tests, therapeutics, and other respiratory equipment. 

News article - AP