JUNE 10, 2021• STATEMENTS AND RELEASES
500 million life-saving vaccines to be delivered by June of next year, including 200 million to be delivered by the end of 2021
Donation will serve as the foundation for a coordinated effort by the world’s democracies to vaccinate people around the world
Today, President Biden will announce that the United States will purchase and donate half a billion Pfizer vaccines to 92 low- and lower middle-income countries and the African Union, an historic action that will help supercharge the global fight against the pandemic. This is the largest-ever purchase and donation of vaccines by a single country and a commitment by the American people to help protect people around the world from COVID-19. President Biden will also call on the world’s democracies to do their parts in contributing to the global supply of safe and effective vaccines. The goal of today’s donation is to save lives and end the pandemic and will provide the foundation for additional actions to be announced in the coming days.