US in talks with Moderna to purchase Covid vaccine doses for other countries
A Parrish Medical Center medical worker holds a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-through vaccination clinic for Port Canaveral employees, workers at local hotels and restaurants, and residents of the Port Canaveral community.
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The US government is in talks with Modern to potentially secure additional doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to be delivered to the world, according to a familiar person.
The talks could lead to a similar number of doses purchased as a deal revealed on Wednesday with Pfizersaid the person, who declined to be named because negotiations are not public.
President Joe Biden is expected to announce at the G7 summit that the The United States bought 500 million doses of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine to be shared through the global Covax alliance for a donation to 92 low-income countries and the African Union over the next year, according to another familiar person. The news was first reported by The Washington Post and The New York Times.
The doses of Pfizer will be purchased at a non-profit price, the person said. The terms of a possible deal with Moderna were not immediately clear.