U.S. to donate 500 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

June 11, 2021

The United States will purchase 500 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which it will then donate to 92 low- and lower middle-income countries and the African Union, according to a White House news release.

The vaccines will start shipping in August 2021, and 200 million doses will be delivered by the end of 2020. The remaining 300 million will be delivered in the first half of 2022.

Pfizer-BioNTech said the companies plan to sell the vaccines to the United States at a “nonprofit” price and manufacture the doses at Pfizer’s U.S. facilities.

Last month, the Biden Administration announced plans to donate 60 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of June, including 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and 20 million doses comprised of vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson.

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