US Orders 100Mln Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine – Pfizer

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According to Sputnik news, the US government placed an initial order for 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate for $1.95 billion, the drug company Pfizer announced in a press release on Wednesday.

“Under the agreement, the US government will receive 100 million doses of BNT162, the COVID-19 vaccine candidate jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, after Pfizer successfully manufactures and obtains approval or emergency use authorization from US Food and Drug Administration (FDA),” the release said.

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will pay $1.95 billion when the first 100 million doses are delivered in the deal, which also allows the government to purchase an additional 500 million doses, the release said.

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