PRESS RELEASE: SFIA Urges President to Direct Vaccines to Vietnam and Other Regional Partners
Washington, DC, September 24, 2021 – The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) today sent a letter to President Biden requesting additional COVID vaccines, tests, and PPE resources be directed to Vietnam and other partners in the region. Vietnam is the second largest foreign source of sports and fitness products to the United States. This letter was released one day after the Biden administration announced this week that 500 million additional vaccines doses are being sent to developing countries worldwide.
"Our industry is facing unprecedented supply chain challenges and getting vaccines to key global partners will help our industry, our consumers, and the US economy, as well as making progress on the global effort to fight the pandemic," says Tom Cove, President & CEO, SFIA.
Recognizing the United States as the world leader in vaccine production, SFIA urges the United States Government to take care of domestic needs and also make more vaccines available in an effort to eradicate this horrible disease around the world, including in key Asian countries where they are desperately needed.
For further information please contact Bill Sells, SFIA SVP of Government and Public Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.