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The American Expat Financial News Journal (August 24, 2021)

ACA continues call for 'vaccines for Americans abroad' as DC lawmakers also maintain pressure on Biden admin

State Dept. reiterates U.S. policy not 'to distribute Covid vaccines to Americans overseas'

"ACA said the effort to get Covid-19 vaccines to Americans overseas who urgently need them 'is advancing,' and referred to progress that it said was being made by a legislative proposal that would see "supplemental doses of vaccines [sent] to [U.S.] embassies and consulates" around the world, "to reach unvaccinated Americans abroad.

This plan, in the form of an amendment introduced by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), made it through the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee as part of legislation that Sen. Murphy helped to author (the International Pandemic Preparedness and Covid-19 Response Act (S. 2297), according to the ACA.

In its latest email notice to its members, as well as on its website, ACA is urging Americans who live outside of the U.S. to 'write your representatives in Congress, and the committee representatives responsible for distribution of the SARS-CoV-2e vaccine, asking that the U.S. government make vaccinations available to Americans living and working overseas.'"