US To Donate 500M Vax Doses To Low Income Nations

The Wall Street Journal reports:

President Biden’s administration plans to donate 500 million coronavirus vaccine doses produced by Pfizer Inc. to the rest of the world, according to people familiar with the plans.

The administration expects 200 million of the Pfizer doses will go to other countries this year and 300 million across the first half of next year, one of the people said. The person said White House Covid-19 coordinator Jeff Zients and his team negotiated the deal to buy the doses from Pfizer over the past four weeks.

All of the doses will be donated through Covax, the global initiative to help vaccinate developing countries, and they will go to 92 lower-income countries and the African Union.

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