Moderna Inc. also responded to the Johnson & & Johnson problems, stressing the security of its vaccine.
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In a Twitter post, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla stated the business can provide 10% more doses than formerly accepted– a total of 220 million– by the end of May. He likewise stated Pfizer will have the full 300 million dosages scheduled for shipment in the U.S. by the end of July, 2 weeks early.
Pharmaceutical huge Pfizer stated Tuesday that it is prepared to ramp up production of its COVID-19 vaccine after U.S. federal firms recommended a pause on administering injections of the Johnson & & Johnson variation over health threats.
Federal health agencies on Tuesday recommended a time out on administering the Johnson & & Johnson single-dose vaccine while they dig deeper into reports from a number of women in between the ages of 18 and 48 who said they fell ill with “a extreme and unusual kind of blood embolisms”– as described by the CDC– within two weeks of receiving the vaccine. Among the women died.
Nearly 7 million dosages of the vaccine have actually been administered in the U.S.
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The CDC is set to convene a meeting on Wednesday to examine the cases.
In a statement, Johnson & & Johnson said the health and wellness of people who utilize its products is its number one concern.
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Even without Johnson & & Johnsons vaccine, White House officials said they stay on track to have enough materials to vaccinate most American adults 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,” said Jeff Zients, the White Houses COVID-19 action coordinator.
The Associated Press added to this report.
The extra doses of Pfizer may help offset a potential decrease in expected vaccine doses, depending upon what health authorities choose to do with the Johnson & & Johnson vaccine progressing.
Dr. Bob Lahita talks about the likelihood of experiencing dangers from the Johnson & & Johnson vaccine, as the federal government halts its rollout.