The New Paper

December 23, 2020

Trump administration reaches deal to buy 100M additional doses of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

The Trump administration reached an agreement to purchase 100M additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, according to an announcement from the Health and Human Services Department today (source). The agreement stipulates that the new doses will be delivered in full by July 31, 2021 and includes an option to purchase an additional 400M doses.

More context: With the new purchase, the US has secured 200M Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines (enough to vaccinate 100M people, given it requires two doses) along with 200M Moderna vaccines. The US population is ~330M.
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