U.S. updates COVID-19 vaccine plans

Jan. 27, 2021

The U.S. government announced plans to deliver more vaccines to states, provide vaccine-supply forecasts and increase the contractual commitments for the total doses of vaccines, according to a press briefing transcript from the White House.

Specifically, the U.S. government plans to:

 · Increase the overall weekly vaccination distribution to states, tribes, and territories from 8.6 million doses to a minimum of 10 million doses, starting next week, which is an increase of 1.4 million doses per week.

· Provide a three-week forecast to states, tribes and territories on anticipated vaccine distributions.

· Pursue contracts for 100 million additional doses of each of the vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, with expectations that the doses would be delivered over the summer.

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