Expats plead with US to deliver COVID-19 vaccines

The Hill (October 13, 2021)

Expats plead with US to deliver COVID-19 vaccines

'Frustration is growing among Americans abroad as many have yet to receive a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved coronavirus vaccine at a time when the delta variant is wreaking havoc worldwide.'

'U.S. citizens overseas, who remain subject to federal tax laws, are pleading for access to the vaccine, particularly in countries that don’t have enough supply or that only offer non-FDA-authorized doses. Some reside in countries that prioritize their own citizens over foreign residents, putting Americans near the back of the line.'

'Marylouise Serrato, executive director of American Citizens Abroad, said that even though the world is in 'some real uncharted territory,' it’s an area 'the administration, the State Department should focus on and should try to find a path forward.'