Pfizer Makes Big Vaccine Commitment

Pharma giant will give US another 100M doses by July 31
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 23, 2020 6:33 AM CST
Updated Dec 23, 2020 6:49 AM CST
Pfizer Giving US Another 100M Doses
Surgeon General Jerome Adams, left, elbow-bumps Emergency Room technician Demetrius Mcalister after Mcalister got the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination at Saint Anthony Hospital in Chicago, on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020.   (Youngrae Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)

Pfizer and BioNTech will supply the US with an additional 100 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine under a new agreement, reports the AP. The drugmakers said Wednesday that they expect to deliver all the doses by July 31. Pfizer already has a contract to supply the government with 100 million doses of its vaccine. Pfizer’s vaccine was the first to gain approval from the Food and Drug Administration and initial shipments went to states last week. It has now been joined by a vaccine from Moderna, which was developed in closer cooperation with scientists from the National Institutes of Health. (More coronavirus stories.)

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