Tuesday, 19 October 2021

200 million extra Covid-19 Pfizer vaccine received by US from Pfizer

200 million extra Covid-19 vaccine received by US from Pfizer

With this, Pfizer Vaccine's total number of doses supplied to the US would reach 500 million under the existing supply agreement.

The US will get an additional 200 million doses of Pfizer Vaccine shots by vaccine makers Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE, the companies said in a statement released on Friday. The doses will be delivered starting from October this year through April 2022, the report further said.

With this, the total number of doses supplied to the US would reach 500 million under the existing supply agreement between Pfizer-BioNTech and the US government. These would be enough to fully immunize 250 million people with the vaccine’s two-dose regimen.

Of the 200 million new doses, the companies expect to deliver 110 million doses by December 31, 2021, and the other 90 million doses no later than April 30, 2022.

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He added.

“As a long-term partner to US government in fight against the pandemic, we are proud of the result of vaccination attempt across nation. Vaccines have been and will be remain critical to protecting lives against this devastating disease,”

Pfizer chief executive officer Albert Bourla said.

“These additional doses will help the US government ensure broad vaccine access into next year,” 

Further, the US government can also acquire an updated vaccine version for injection against potential Covid-19 variants and newer formulations of the dose.

He added.

“It has been our reliable objective to supply as many dosage of Covid-19 vaccine as possible to people globally to help bring an end to this pandemic,” said Ugur Sahin, CEO of BioNTech. “We are honored to support the US and more than 100 countries in their continuing vaccination programs,” 

Earlier on June 10, 2021, the companies said that they would provide 500 million doses of the vaccine to the US government to battle flare-ups of Covid-19 in low and lower middle income countries of the world. They also announced that 200 million doses give this year while the remaining 300 million doses in the first half of 2022.

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