Espaillat Leads Delegation Urging Biden-Harris Administration To Prioritize Caribbean And Central America Countries

Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat released the following statement in support of the letter he leads with several of his congressional colleagues urging the Biden-Harris administration to share excess stock of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

Share this with the world once it clears federal safety reviews and to specifically prioritize distribution of the vaccine to the Caribbean and Central American countries.

Key Excerpt from the letter:

To date, 10 nations currently account for 75 percent of global vaccine distributions.

This has inexplicably led to lesser developed nations having to jostle for excess doses and sets the groundwork for a years-long delay before some nations are able to vaccinate the entirety of their populations.

With 53 percent of our adult population with at least one dose of our three authorized vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson, the United States is expected to have enough supply for our entire population by early summer.

With 53 percent of our adult population with at least one dose of our three authorized vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson, the United States is expected to have enough supply for our 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.

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.

Rep. Espaillat was joined by Reps. Albio Sires, Yvette D. Clarke, and Raul Ruiz, M.D. Click here to read the letter in its entirety.

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Representative Espaillat is the first Dominican American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and his congressional district includes Harlem, East Harlem, West Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill, and the northwest Bronx.

First elected to Congress in 2016, Representative Espaillat is serving his third term in Congress.

Representative Espaillat currently serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Committee on Appropriations responsible for funding the federal government’s vital activities.

He is also a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), where he serves as the Second Vice Chair and is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, where he serves as Deputy Whip.

Representative Espaillat also currently serves as a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. To find out more about Rep. Espaillat, visit online at https://espaillat.house.gov/.

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