Pfizer to supply 40m Covid shots for poor nations

Dawn | Jan 23, 2021 at 8:59 AM
  • Pfizer on Friday committed to supplying up to 40 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine this year to a World Health Organisation-backed effort to get affordable shots to poor and middle-income countries.
  • The deal is a boost to the global programme known as Covax, as wealthy nations have snapped up most of the millions of coming shots.
  • The 40 million doses for a vaccine requiring two doses are a tiny sliver of what’s needed for Covax.