The U.S. will begin to send the Pfizer vaccine to Mexico as a Trump administration rule barring dose exports has expired, Reuters reported.
A deal that Pfizer made with the Trump White House last year barred the company from sending doses of its vaccine to other countries since it was made in the U.S., but that deal expired on March 31, a U.S. official told Reuters.
The source also added that Pfizer will begin to send shots abroad as it takes up extra capacity in U.S. facilities. The company has already shipped more than 10 million doses of its vaccine to Mexico, making it the country’s largest supplier, according to Reuters.
Mexico’s health ministry said this week that it received 2 million doses from the company and a million doses from Belgium, as well.
This comes as the government has been under pressure the in recent weeks to provide vaccines to other countries that are struggling in the fight against COVID-19.
The U.S. has done well in its vaccination rollout, administering more than 240 million shots thus far.
The Hill has reached out to the Department of Health and Human Services and Pfizer for comment.
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