(WASHINGTON) — Pfizer and BioNTech will provide the U.S. with an extra 100 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine underneath a brand new settlement.
The drugmakers stated Wednesday that they count on to ship all of the doses by July 31.
Pfizer already has a contract to provide the federal government with 100 million doses of its vaccine.
Pfizer’s vaccine was the primary to achieve approval from the Meals and Drug Administration and preliminary shipments went to states final week. It has now been joined by a vaccine from Moderna, which was developed in nearer cooperation with scientists from the Nationwide Institutes of Well being.