The Administration of President Joe Biden has announced they will procure 100 millions Johnson and Johnson single dose vaccines. Just last week Biden declared that by the end of May the US would have enough vaccines for every adult in America, an acceleration of two months from the previous plan the Biden Administration had laid out.
“There is light at the end of this dark tunnel of this past year, but we cannot let our guard down now or assume victory is inevitable. Together we’re going to get through this pandemic and usher in a healthier and more hopeful future,”
President Biden said alongside the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson and Merck, which is helping to manufacture the Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine under a deal brokered by the White House.
According to Johns Hopkins University more than 527,700 Americans have died from Covid-19 as of Wednesday morning.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki also announced that the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccine supply will be increased to 15.8 million doses, up from 15.2 million doses announced last week. Psaki said 2.7 million first doses are also being shipped directly to pharmacies.