US to Double its Purchase of Pfizer Vaccine for Poor Countries
The U.S. initiative will help meet the goal of vaccinating 70% of the world's population by the end of 2022, Biden expects.
The U.S. is preparing to double its purchase of Pfizer's COVID vaccine for poor countries to one billion doses. The Associated Press learned about this intention of US President Joe Biden on Wednesday, September 22.
Biden believes it will help meet the goal of vaccinating 70% of the world's population within 2022.
The strengthened U.S. commitment should be the cornerstone of a global vaccination summit that Biden is convening today on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. He is expected to call on wealthy nations to do more to bring the coronavirus under control.
Two senior Biden administration officials said the purchase would raise the total volume of vaccines to more than 1.1 billion doses to be distributed to more than a hundred countries -- more than donations from other countries combined.
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