BERLIN- Pfizer and German accomplice BioNTech stated on Thursday they’ve agreed to provide the U.S. authorities with 500 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine to donate to poorer international locations over the subsequent two years.
The two drugmakers will provide 200 million doses in 2021 and 300 million doses within the first half of 2022, which the United States will then distribute to 92 decrease-earnings international locations and the African Union, they stated.
The photographs, which shall be produced at Pfizer’s U.S. manufacturing websites, shall be offered at a not-for-revenue worth.
“Our partnership with the U.S. government will help bring hundreds of millions of doses of our vaccine to the poorest countries around the world as quickly as possible,” stated Pfizer Chief Executive Albert Bourla.
Deliveries of the 200 million doses will start in August 2021 and proceed via the rest of the 12 months, they stated, whereas the 300 million doses for 2022 are deliberate to be delivered between January and the top of June.
The U.S. authorities additionally has the choice for extra doses.
Pfizer and BioNTech stated the dosesare a part of a beforehand introduced pledge to provide two billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to low- and center-earnings international locations over the subsequent 18 months.
Reuters reported on Wednesday the Biden Administration plans to donate coronavirus vaccines to decrease-earnings international locations. (Reporting by Caroline Copley)