The United States has purchased another 200 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine, which means that all adults will be provided with a two-dose vaccine, US President Joe Biden announced at the National Health Center (NIH) Thursday.
Now we have bought a lot of vaccines so that we can vaccinate all Americans. We have bought 100 million shares each from Pfizer and Moderna, so our stock will increase to 600 million shares, ”Biden announced.
The US President said, according to MTI, that we have agreed with both companies, and are now contractually obligated to speed up delivery of the 100 million doses they have pledged by the end of May instead of the previous end-June date.
With a population of approximately 330 million, 73 million of whom are under the age of 18, the United States will need an additional 60 million doses to vaccinate every American. But there are many in the country who state that they are not ready to accept the vaccine and that there is no approved vaccination for children yet.
Pfizer Inc. Serum It can be given to children up to 16 years of age, but Moderna can only be given to adults 18 years of age or older. However, those age limits may soon be expanded, a virologist researcher with the US government’s Coronavirus Task Force said in January. Anthony Fauci spoke at a press conference that Moderna is already testing a vaccine suitable for children 12 and older, so it is expected that the younger age group will receive the vaccine by the end of spring, early summer.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 68 million doses of the vaccine had been distributed in the country by Thursday, and about 68 percent were given.