Reports indicated that the US aims to purchase 500 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses of Pfizer to donate to the developing countries, Sputnik reported on Sunday.
The Biden administration is still negotiating with several companies to reach the best deal, however, the US is keen to widen its global participation in the vaccine sharing process.
In the same context, Bloomberg highlighted that the US will distribute the doses to the developing countries through COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX).
It is worthy to mention, that the United Nations of Children’s Fund (UNICEF) called several countries such as the UK to share vaccines with poor and developing countries.
UNICEF urged the kingdom to donate 20% of its COVID-19 vaccines to the other countries that need vaccines in early June.
The report highlighted that the UK will have spare vaccines enough for vaccinating at least 50 million people which drove the organization to urge UK to share them with G7 states for example. Sharing those doses will help other countries to compete against the virus and control the outbreak of the new variants.
“We can’t ignore that the UK and other G7 countries have purchased over a third of the world’s vaccine supply, despite making up only 13% of the global population – and we risk leaving low-income countries behind,” the Director of Advocacy at UNICEF UK Joanna Rea underscored.