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UPDATE 1-Biden to announce 200 mln additional coronavirus vaccine doses secured -Washington Post

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WASHINGTON, Feb 11 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden isexpected to announce on Thursday that his administration hassecured deals for an additional 200 million doses of thecoronavirus vaccine, the Washington Post reported, citing peoplefamiliar with the matter.

The White House did not immediately respond to a Reutersrequest for comment.

Biden said on Jan. 26 that the United States aimed toacquire an additional 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines,enough to inoculate most Americans by summertime.(Reporting by Alexandra Alper and Eric Beech; Writing byMohammad Zargham; Editing by Leslie Adler)