U.S. buys 50 mln Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses for kids

Country prepares to vaccinate children

  
A phial of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is seen ahead of being administered at the Royal Victoria Hospital, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in the British history, in Belfast, Northern Ireland December 8, 2020. Liam McBurney/Pool via REUTERS

A phial of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is seen ahead of being administered at the Royal Victoria Hospital, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in the British history, in Belfast, Northern Ireland December 8, 2020. Liam McBurney/Pool via REUTERS

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech  said on Thursday they expect to deliver 50 million more doses of their COVID-19 vaccine to the U.S. government by April-end, as the country prepares for vaccinating children.

(Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)


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