ACA in the News: BREAKING: Expat vaccination issue heats up, as bipartisan group of U.S. Senators urges Blinken to act
The American Expat Financial News Journal (June 25, 2021)
BREAKING: Expat vaccination issue heats up, as bipartisan group of U.S. Senators urges Blinken to act
"A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has written to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to urge him to make Covid-19 vaccines available to American expats at U.S. embassies and consulates overseas, even as U.S. embassies around the world continue to state on their websites that the U.S. government 'does not plan to provide Covid-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.'"
"Among those pleased to see the letter sent to Secretary of State Blinken yesterday was the American Citizens Abroad, which had written to Congress and the State Department twice thus far this year -- in April and May -- and which has urged its members to write to their Congressional representatives to 'voice your concerns' about the lack of vaccines available to expats.
'ACA's vaccine advocacy pays off,' a just-added statement on the Washington, DC-based organization's website says.
'Sen. Murphy and Sen. Moran urge their colleagues to co-sign a letter to Secretary Blinkin asking the U.S. to vaccinate Americans living and working overseas.'
Anyone still interested in writing to their member of Congress on the topic, and wishing to use the ACA's form letter, may find it by clicking here."