White House on vaccine on global Jen Psaki
7:12PM Aug 3, 2021
multi dose vial
Denver. What is the warehouse doing to avoid these wastes and could the US be donating more of a chainsaw the profits and faster, and we'll present by them soon announce more of a team share to the world.
Well yes, he will announced this afternoon. That's what his remarks are about getting 110 million doses out. We also announced for just a 500 million, Pfizer doses, he will talk about all of that this afternoon, I will just note that give you just a little bit of a preview. He will also say that this work is just beginning. Well we are. The United States remains with the announcement today, we have we will have donated to more to the world than all of the countries in the UN, including Russia and China, combined, and this is just the beginning. We are going to continue to be a provider of vaccines and assistance to the global community in our fight against COVID, so he will certainly talk about that today. And so, yes, there, there will certainly be more to come. Let me note though for you on the, on the question you asked, recall about with the COVID vaccine wastage rate nationally is approximately 2.6%, which is very low. Certainly we don't want any doses to be wasted and what we do is we work with governors so that they can request or state authorities, I should say exactly the amount of vaccine doses that they want to reduce and prevent that waste. It's important that we get as many people of course vaccine sometimes that can mean opening a multi dose vial and not using every dose, but we do everything we can to reduce waste, and certainly we will continue to do that. All right, thanks everyone.