Jun 11, 2021 - Health
G7 commits to sending 1 billion COVID vaccine doses to lower-income countries
The Group of 7 wealthy nations on Friday pledged to deliver more than 1 billion doses of the coronavirus vaccine to lower-income countries beginning this summer.
Why it matters: The G7 countries have been criticized for not sharing vaccines with nations that have fewer resources and are struggling to contain new waves of the pandemic.
The big picture: The G7 committed to delivering COVID-19 vaccines to other countries over the next 12 months, per a White House statement.
- President Biden announced on Thursday that the U.S. plans to ship 500 million Pfizer-BioNTech doses starting in August.
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also said the U.K. would give at least 100 million vaccine doses within a year.