Biden administration to purchase additional 200 million Covid-19 vaccine doses

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The United States administration under President Joe Biden is making an effort to purchase an additional 200 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to take up 600 million doses for the summer, with the objective of vaccinating 300 million people, revealed the White House on Tuesday.

The release revealed, “The Biden-Harris administration is working to purchase an additional 100 million doses of each of the two Food and Drug Administration authorized vaccines — Pfizer and Moderna.”

“This increases the total vaccine order for the U.S. by 50 per cent, from 400 million to 600 million with these additional doses expected to deliver this summer. With these additional doses, the US will have enough vaccine to fully vaccinate 300 million Americans by the end of this summer,” the release added.

The Biden-Harris administration is working on elevating the supply of vaccines to the states, tribes and territories from 8.6 million doses to the least of 10 million doses.

The release further added, “This increase of 1.4 million doses per week will allow millions more Americans to get vaccinated sooner than previously anticipated. The Administration is committing to maintaining this as the minimum supply level for the next three weeks.”

Biden further declared about all kinds of measures to be taken for accelerating the vaccination campaign across the country.

Amid a press briefing at White House, Biden said, “After review of current vaccines supplies and manufacturing plans, I can announce that we will increase overall weekly vaccination distributions to states, tribes and territories from 8.6 million doses to a minimum of 10 million doses starting next week.”

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