President Joe Biden has stated that the United States would have enough coronavirus vaccines for every adult by the end of May.
This is two months sooner than anticipated, while the COVID-19 vaccination awareness campaign should be extended to take it, Biden added.
According to the U.S. president, Mr. Biden, Merck- a drug manufacturer- which stopped working its own vaccine earlier this year, will now assist Johnson & Johnson in producing the recently approved one-shot vaccine.
Remember that, The US already had contracts in place with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna to provide 300 million COVID-19 vaccine doses – enough yet to vaccinate all adults by the end of July – but the inclusion of a third available vaccine and increased production capability rushed the timeframe.
While having a media conference at the White House, Biden said he had used a wartime Defense Production law (passed in 1950) requiring Merck & Co. to assist in producing a recently licensed vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson.
“We’re now on track to have enough vaccine supply for every adult in America by the end of May,” Biden mentioned while talking to reporters.
The U.S. was severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but in recent weeks outbreaks and deaths due to coronaviruses have declined in an effort to inoculate more American citizens and to introduce the tighter public health rules.
Johnson and Johnson agreed to the continuous production of COVID-19 vacancies, like the 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Biden also mentioned that the U.S. Defense Department would be supportive of logistical matters.
Mr. Biden has urged states to prioritize vaccinations for teachers, school staff, and child-care employees for the reopening of schools and nursery centers. Quite a few teachers' unions often include vaccinations in their meetings on returning to in-person teaching.
For his first 100 days of office, Biden vowed to administer 100 million COVID-19 jabs.
As at the beginning of the US vaccine campaign, more than 102 million doses had been spread across the world by Tuesday morning, with more than 78.6 million doses being administered.
Biden also asked the Democrats in the US Congress to support the COVID-19 relief bill of 1.9 billion dollars to lighten the economy after an epidemic slowing.