The Biden administration plans to buy 500 million additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to donate to other countries, according to multiple reports.
Biden is expected to announce the plans during the Group of Seven (G7) summit in the United Kingdom this week, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. The president told reporters earlier in the day that he would announce a global vaccine strategy during the trip.
According to The New York Times, the 500 million doses would be sent to about 100 countries over two years, with 200 million doses this year and the remaining 300 million being distributed in 2022.
Asked about Biden’s plans aboard Air Force One on Wednesday, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan declined to offer specifics but said Biden on Thursday would discuss steps the U.S. is taking to send more vaccines abroad.