Pfizer and BioNTech will supply the United States with an additional 100 million doses of the corona vaccine by July 1 next year. That is what the manufacturers and the U.S. agreed on Wednesday.
This brings the total number of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccines supplied to Americans to 200 million. By June 30, 2021, the companies will deliver 70 million doses and the remaining 30 million will be delivered by July 31, Pfizer said.
The U.S. government is paying about 1.95 billion dollars for additional vaccines, bringing the total amount to about 4 billion dollars. The government has also been given the option of an extra 400 million doses.
“With these 100 million additional doses, the United States will be able to protect more individuals and hopefully end this devastating pandemic sooner,” said Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla. “We look forward to continuing our work with the U.S. government and health care system across the country. ”
More than 600,000 Americans have now been vaccinated, according to the American Center for Disease Prevention (CDC).
A few weeks later, they are given the vaccine a second time. The U.S. is the hardest-hit country globally in terms of both official infection number and the death toll from the coronavirus.