About 200 million will go out in 2021 and 300 million will be distributed in the first half of 2022. Biden’s top bidder at Covid, Jeff Zients, has been working on a deal for the past month, a well-known source said.
All vaccines will pass COVAX, the national immunization system, and will go to 92 low-cost countries, in addition to the African Union.
White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters on Air Force One flight on Wednesday that in addition to the Pfizer acquisition, Biden expects to participate in a joint statement with the G7 on a comprehensive plan to end the disease. It will include sections and vaccinations.
Sullivan stressed that having the US lead in the global distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine is part of what Americans are doing in times of need and will be useful to prevent future spread of the disease in the US. .
“It wants to show the rest of its global democracy – democracy is a country that can deliver solutions for people everywhere. That goes for Covid-19, which goes for change. climate, it goes for economic recovery and it goes for human rights and human dignity of all, ”Sullivan said.
Biden has previously been involved in the distribution of 80 million prescription drugs with other countries. The component includes Pfizer doses.
At least 75% of the donated vaccines will share the global vaccination program called Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access, or COVAX, and 25% will share the international requirement, White House said.
Biden said last month the US would share another 20 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine by the end of June on top of the 60 million doses of AstraZeneca the president had already set to share by July 4. Another 20 million the doses will include the Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccine as well as AstraZeneca, which will be approved by the federal government before being shipped overseas.
This report was updated with more details on Wednesday.
CNN spokeswoman Kate Sullivan contributed to this report.