US To Buy 500 Million Pfizer Vaccine Doses, Donate Jabs Globally

“Wastage of vaccine will affect the allocation negatively,” the ministry said

The move by the US government could lead to 200 million BioNTech/Pfizer doses being sent worldwide this year, followed by another 300 million across the first half of2022, according to the individuals familiar with the plan.

The White House and Pfizer declined to comment. BioNTech/Pfizer did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Biden hinted at the announcement before boarding Air Force One bound for Britain to meet with leaders with the Group of 7 nations.

The White House has been under mounting pressure to boost donations of COVID-19 shots to other countries. "Findings from the extended timeframe of this study add to accumulating evidence that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are effective and should prevent most infections - but that fully vaccinated people who still get COVID-19 are likely to have milder, shorter illness and appear to be less likely to spread the virus to others".

"This action sends an incredibly powerful message about America's commitment to helping the world fight this pandemic", said Tom Hart, acting chief executive of The ONE Campaign, a nonprofit working to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030.

In the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District, anyone 40 and over is eligible for a second dose regardless of when they received their first dose, provided they've passed the minimum interval between doses for the vaccine brand they received.

The US would pay for the doses at a "not-for-profit" price, according to the New York Times, which said the plan could be officially announced on Thursday.

Pfizer's vaccine has been authorized for use in children as young as 12 in Europe, the United States and Canada.

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