A well-informed person said on Wednesday that the US government plans to donate 500 million doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine to nearly 100 countries in the next two years.
According to sources, the United States will purchase 200 million doses this year and 300 million doses in the first half of next year. According to sources, they will donate everything to poor countries (92 of them) and the African Union.
Donations will go through the COVAX program, which aims to provide vaccines to underdeveloped countries. The initiative is supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).
US President Joe Biden will announce the plan on Thursday. On Wednesday, he went to attend the G7 summit in the most industrialized country in the world.