Pfizer now produces about 5 million doses per week.
Pfizer CEO Albert Burla said he expects the number of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine it produces to double: Pfizer now produces about 5 million doses per week.
“We now expect to be able to provide all Americans with vaccines by the end of July. This does not mean that all Americans will be vaccinated, but that enough doses will be available,” Biden said.
Pfizer said it would provide the U.S. with 100 million doses by the end of March and another 100 million by the end of May. As of February 17, the company delivered 40 million doses.
Moderna, which also makes the vaccine, has agreed to deliver 300 million doses to the U.S. by the end of July.
Anthony Fauci, an adviser to President Biden, previously noted that the demand for vaccines significantly exceeds the supply.
Now less than 15% of the US population is vaccinated, the COVID-19 epidemic has claimed almost 500 thousand lives.