The U.S. government is in negotiations with Moderna to potentially secure additional Covid-19 vaccine doses to supply to the world, according to a person familiar.
The discussions may lead to a similar number of doses purchased as a deal revealed Wednesday with Pfizer, said the person, who declined to be named because the negotiations aren't public.
President Joe Biden is expected to announce at the G-7 summit that the U.S. has bought 500 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to share through the global Covax alliance for donation to 92 lower-income countries and the African Union over the next year, according to another person familiar. The news was first reported by The Washington Post and The New York Times.
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The Pfizer doses will be purchased at a not-for-profit price, the person said. The terms of a potential Moderna deal weren't immediately clear.