Pfizer to supply US with additional 100M doses of vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer and BioNTech will supply the U.S. with an additional 100 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine under a new agreement.

The drugmakers said Wednesday that they expect to deliver all the doses by July 31.

To aid vaccine production, the government said it is using its authority under a Cold War-era law that allows it to direct private manufacturing. The additional doses are on top of 100 million doses Pfizer already was under contract to supply to the government.

Two doses are needed for the vaccine to be fully effective.

Pfizer’s vaccine was the first to gain emergency authorization. It has now been joined by a vaccine from Moderna.

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