BERLIN- Pfizer and German accomplice BioNTech stated on Thursday they’ve agreed to produce the U.S. authorities with 500 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine to donate to poorer nations over the following two years.
The 2 drugmakers will present 200 million doses in 2021 and 300 million doses within the first half of 2022, which the US will then distribute to 92 lower-income nations and the African Union, they stated.
The pictures, which will likely be produced at Pfizer’s U.S. manufacturing websites, will likely be offered at a not-for-profit worth.
“Our partnership with the U.S. authorities will assist carry lots of of thousands and thousands of doses of our vaccine to the poorest nations around the globe as rapidly as doable,” stated Pfizer Chief Govt Albert Bourla.
Deliveries of the 200 million doses will start in August 2021 and proceed by means of the rest of the yr, they stated, whereas the 300 million doses for 2022 are deliberate to be delivered between January and the tip of June.
The U.S. authorities additionally has the choice for added doses.
Pfizer and BioNTech stated the dosesare a part of a beforehand introduced pledge to offer two billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to low- and middle-income nations over the following 18 months.
Reuters reported on Wednesday the Biden Administration plans to donate coronavirus vaccines to lower-income nations. (Reporting by Caroline Copley)