Global effort

Pharma giants supply 500m Covid vaccine doses to poor

Pfizer covid drug

The doses are provided at nil-profit

Pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and BioNTech are providing the US government with 500 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine at a not-for-profit price to help end the pandemic.

The government will, in turn, donate the vaccine doses to low- and lower middle-income countries and organisations that support them.

The US is buying the vaccine doses to allocate them to 92 low- and lower middle-income countries and economies and the 55 member states of the African Union.

These doses are part of Pfizer and BioNTech’s previously announced pledge to provide two billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to low- and middle-income countries over the next 18 months.

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