U.S. to buy 500 million Pfizer vaccines to share globally

Ross Houston
June 10, 2021

Pfizer's vaccine has been authorized for use in children as young as 12 in Europe, the United States and Canada.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority made the announcement on Wednesday, saying it's accelerating access to second doses and adding more appointments to the patient booking system.

The administration is also using the USA vaccine supply as a tool to counter Chinese and Russian vaccine diplomacy.

The deliveries should mean Moderna delivers 11.2 million doses in the second quarter, in the range of the 10.3 to 12.3 million doses it had previously promised between April and June only shipping less than one-third of those to date.

He then assured that LGUs identified as centers of gravity or those with a high number of active cases will be given their supply this week with the arrival of 3.2 million doses on Thursday. Two doses have to be applied per person.

In mid-May, it was confirmed that Canada is expecting nine million doses of Pfizer's vaccine in July.

That shipment was split up into 500,000 doses that were slated to arrive this week and another 1.5-million doses next week.

People who have been diagnosed with or are being treated for cancer and those who have received solid organ transplants will receive a letter of eligibility in the mail that will give them priority access to a second dose. Frank Anthony yesterday announced that the government has purchased some 100,000 doses of the Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine.

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