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US senators call for vaccinating Americans who are living abroad

Registered Nurse Robert Orallo administers the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at the Blood Bank of Alaska in Anchorage on March 19, 2021.

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  • Lawmakers want to make Covid-19 vaccines available to Americans living abroad.
  • Nearly 9 million US citizens live outside the United States.
  • But this week a US diplomat said the State Department is “unable to provide vaccines.”
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The United States is nearing President Joe Biden’s goal of vaccinating 70% of adults against Covid-19 by July 4. Now a bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the administration to help make vaccines available to the as many as 9 million Americans living abroad.

In a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, two dozen US senators call for making Covid-19 vaccines available at embassies and consulates overseas.

“While Americans…

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