Joe Biden COVID-19 vaccine
President Joe Biden [Image courtesy of the White House]

President Joe Biden has struck a deal with Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) and BioNTech (NSDQ:BNTX) to provide 500 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to roughly 100 countries over two years.

The two companies today confirmed the news, saying that the U.S. government will purchase at a not-for-profit price 200 million doses in 2021 and 300 million in early 2022. Doses will go to 100 low- and lower-middle-income countries including those in the African Union via the COVAX Facility.

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