WHO, Pfizer Reach COVAX Deal For 40m COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

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Updated January 22, 2021
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 12: A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is displayed at UNLV on January 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The WHO and pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer on Friday announced a deal for up to 40 million initial doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for poorer countries, through Covax global pool.

“I’m glad to announce that Covax has signed an agreement with Pfizer-BioNTech for up to 40 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine,” World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a press conference in Geneva.

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