The United States has agreed to send over 1 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Canada, after the country reached out for additional support.
The U.S. confirmed that 2.5 million doses from their vaccine supply will be sent to Mexico, while Canada is expected to receive around 1.5 million doses.
The update was confirmed to Reuters by an administration official on Thursday, according to CTV News. "This virus has no borders," they said, adding, "We only put the virus behind us if we're helping our global partners."
It comes as both Canada and Mexico reached out to the United States for vaccine support, as the country continues to lead worldwide when it comes to vaccinating its population (at least in terms of doses administered).
Initially, the White House had refused to comment on the request, noting that President Joe Biden’s priority was vaccinating Americans first and foremost.
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