Pfizer Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. said on the 23rd that the U.S. federal government will purchase an additional 100 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and German biotechnology companies. On the same day, the U.S. Department of Defense issued a statement confirming the news.
It is reported that the U.S. federal government spent about $2 billion on additional Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, which is the same as the cost of ordering 100 million doses of Pfizer before.
According to the newly agreed COVID-19 vaccine order agreement between the two sides, Pfizer will supply at least 70 million doses of vaccine by June 30 next year and complete the delivery of the remaining doses by July 31 next year. U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Aza believes that the additional vaccine agreement reached between the federal government and Pfizer will inject more confidence in Americans that all those who want to get the vaccine by July 31 next year will receive enough doses of vaccine.
Reuters reported on the 23rd that the number of newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in the United States has exceeded 1 million in the past six days, and the new agreement between the federal government and Pfizer is reached against this background.
The U.S. Department of Defense said on the 23rd that the cumulative supply of vaccines available to the United States has reached 400 million doses, with Pfizer vaccines accounting for half and the other half will come from Moderna Biotechnology Company of the United States. Each person needs to be vaccinated in two doses, which can be vaccinated for 200 million people.
the same day, ABC reported that according to the statistics of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of 9:00 a.m. local time on the 23rd, 9,465,725 vaccines had been distributed to the United States, and 1008,025 Americans had been vaccinated against the first dose of the novel coronavirus.
The first vaccines were prioritized by health care workers, seniors in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes and senior officials in some governments. The general population in the United States has to wait for several months to be vaccinated.