The U.S. had previously committed to share 80 million doses with other countries.
- The US is significantly increasing the number of vaccines it plans to share with the rest of the world. The Biden administration is reportedly buying 500 million more doses from Pfizer to donate to COVAX, the international effort that aims to help poorer countries get supply. While a majority of the people in the US have gotten at least one vaccine dose, only small fractions can say the same in Africa and parts of South Asia.
The US had previously committed to share some 80 million doses after it and other wealthier countries faced accusations of hoarding shots. The president told reporters today he plans to announce a global vaccine strategy.