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WASHINGTON — White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says the U.S. will be sending senior FBI and Homeland Security officials to Haiti “as soon as possible” in response to a Haitian government request following the killing of President Jovenel Moïse.
Watch the press briefing stream in the player above.
She said Friday that the U.S. “remains engaged and in close consultations with our Haitian and international partners to support the Haitian people in the aftermath of the assassination.”
She also said that Haiti will begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines from the U.S. as soon as next week, depending on conditions at the airport. The country so far has been unable to get its vaccination program operating.
Meanwhile, the Biden administration also announced Friday that it would end detention for most pregnant and postpartum undocumented immigrants.
And late Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration issued a statement saying that fully vaccinated people do not need boosters against the coronavirus at this time. The announcement came shortly after Pfizer, the pharmaceutical company that has produced the first COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the U.S., said it would seek approval boosters for its vaccine as the delta variant dominates confirmed cases in the U.S.
Laura Santhanam is the Health Reporter and Coordinating Producer for Polling for the PBS NewsHour, where she has also worked as the Data Producer. Follow @LauraSanthanam
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