Pfizer to deliver through COVAX some vaccines pledged to poorer nations

A medical worker prepares to dilute a vial of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination center in Singapore March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo

BRUSSELS, May 21 (Reuters) - Pfizer (PFE.N) and BionTech (22UAy.DE)will deliver through the international vaccine-sharing facility COVAX some of the 2 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses itannounced on Friday as new supplies for low- and middle-income countries.[nL5N2N83AQ]

The doses will be allocated "through bilateral agreements, agreements with supranational organizations as well as our partnership with COVAX," a Pfizer spokesman said.

Earlier on Friday a BioNTech spokeswoman said: "we are currently still evaluating this."

Reporting by Ludwig Burger, editing by Thomas Escritt

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