The U.S. government is buying another 200 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine and will have enough to vaccinate 300 million Americans by the end of the summer, a senior government official said Tuesday.
Another 100 million doses of vaccine will be purchased from Pfizer and another 100 million doses from Moderna, the two companies whose vaccines have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
“With these extra doses, the US will have enough vaccines to fully vaccinate 300 million Americans by the end of this summer,” the official practically told reporters.
President Joe Biden has pledged to fire 100 million Covid shots in his first 100 days in office, and the official said the government has increased its total weekly vaccine supply to states and territories.
The offer was increased from 8.6 million cans per week to at least 10 million cans.
“We are trying very hard to get everyone vaccinated as soon as possible,” said the officer.
“We wish we could say today that any American who wants to be vaccinated can be vaccinated,” the official said. “But it will be a few months before we can actually tell the Americans that the season is open.”
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