The Biden government is purchasing 500 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to donate to countries around the world, the White House said on June 10th. The White House said vaccines will be shipped in August 2021 to 92 low- and lower-middle-income countries. The United States will distribute 200 million doses by the end of this year and the remaining 300 million will be delivered in the first half of 2022.
US to donate 500 million doses of Pfizer vaccine
President Joe Biden will outline plans to donate 500 million doses of vaccine worldwide at the G7 summit. Biden will also appeal to other G7 leaders to play their part in contributing to “the global provision of safe and effective vaccines”. The US will donate vaccines to 92 countries and low- and low-income economies, as defined by the COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC) of Gavi and the African Union. The White House said the United States contributed $2 billion to COVAX and is supporting overseas local production capacity for safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines.
The White House said President Biden made it clear that “borders cannot contain this pandemic” and promised that our nation will be the arsenal of vaccines. Donating doses of vaccines will protect people around the world against the COVID-19 pandemic. Biden, on June 9, told an American Service member that “We have to end COVID-19, not just at home, which we are doing, but everywhere.” He added that the effort “requires coordinated action and multilateral,” according to the AP. Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor on June 9 told reporters that Biden at the G7 will join his fellow leaders in drawing up a plan to end the COVID-19 pandemic with other specific commitments to that end.