In a Twitter post, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said the company can provide 10% more doses than formerly accepted– an overall of 220 million– by the end of May. He likewise said Pfizer will have the complete 300 million dosages scheduled for shipment in the U.S. by the end of July, two weeks early.
The additional doses of Pfizer may assist balance out a potential decrease in anticipated vaccine doses, depending on what health authorities choose to do with the Johnson & & Johnson vaccine moving on.
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Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer said Tuesday that it is prepared to increase production of its COVID-19 vaccine after U.S. federal companies recommended a time out on administering injections of the Johnson & & Johnson variation over health risks.
Moderna Inc. also reacted to the Johnson & & Johnson problems, highlighting the safety of its vaccine.
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Federal health companies on Tuesday recommended a time out on administering the Johnson & & Johnson single-dose vaccine while they dig deeper into reports from a number of females between the ages of 18 and 48 who stated they fell ill with “a serious and rare type of embolism”– as described by the CDC– within two weeks of getting the vaccine. Among the females passed away.
Nearly 7 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in the U.S.
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The CDC is set to assemble a meeting on Wednesday to examine the cases.
In a declaration, Johnson & & Johnson stated the health and security of people who utilize its items is its top priority.
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Even without Johnson & & Johnsons vaccine, White House officials said they remain on track to have adequate supplies to immunize most American grownups by the summertime.
“We think theres sufficient vaccine in the system– Moderna and Pfizer– for all Americans who desire to get immunized by May 31 to do so,” stated Jeff Zients, the White Houses COVID-19 reaction planner.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.