US Closes $2B Deal For 100M More Pfizer Vax Doses

Politico reports:

Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech will supply 100 million more doses of their coronavirus vaccine to the United States by this summer after protracted negotiations over how much the companies could deliver,

The $1.95 billion agreement doubles the overall U.S. order for the vaccine to 200 million doses. Pfizer and BioNTech said they can supply 70 million doses by June 30, 2021, with the remaining 30 million doses delivered by the end of July.

The expanded agreement comes one week after HHS Sec Alex Azar told reporters that Pfizer was dealing with “manufacturing challenges,” a charge the company vehemently denied.

Read the full article. Last week Pfizer issued a statement saying it had millions of vaccine doses sitting in a warehouse but no instructions on where to ship them.