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U.S. Reaches Deal With Pfizer For 100 Million More Vaccine Doses


December 28, 2020

The U.S. government has reached a deal with Pfizer to purchase 100 million more doses of the vaccine developed jointly with BioNTech. - Andrew Harnik/AP

The Trump administration says it has reached a deal with Pfizer to buy an additional 100 million doses of the company's COVID-19 vaccine, effectively doubling the federal government's supply from Pfizer.

The pharmaceutical giant is to deliver 70 million doses by June 30, 2021, and complete the rest of the order by the end of the following month, according to a statement released Wednesday morning by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Pfizer said the government has agreed to pay $1.95 billion for the additional doses of its vaccine, which was developed jointly with BioNTech. That's the same amount the U.S. agreed to pay for the first 100 million doses in a deal announced this summer.


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