WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Wednesday the federal government has signed a contract with Pfizer Inc. PFE.N for 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine, once it is approved.
“We just signed a contract with global pharmaceutical leader Pfizer to produce 100 million doses of vaccine starting in December of this year with an option to buy a half a billion doses,” Azar said on Fox News. “Now those would of course have to be safe and effective.”
Reporting by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Andrew Heavens
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