By Sabrina Siddiqui and Andrew Restuccia 

WASHINGTON -- President Biden will pledge to share 20 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines produced by Moderna Inc., Pfizer Inc. and Johnson & Johnson with other countries, according to a White House official, amid pressure from other nations to do more to help the global pandemic response.

Mr. Biden will say the vaccine doses will be exported by the end of June, the official said.

Demand for vaccines declined in the U.S. in recent weeks after the number of daily doses administered reached a mid-April peak of 3.38 million. An average of 1.9 million doses were administered each day over the past week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

May 17, 2021 12:45 ET (16:45 GMT)

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