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Pfizer pledges to double production of coronavirus vaccines

Source : 112 Ukraine

The company will double its rollout of Covid-19 vaccines to 10 million a week
10:12, 21 February 2021

American biotech company Pfizer
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Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said the company expects to double its rollout of coronavirus vaccines to 10 million a week. Pfizer now produces about 5 million doses a week, Voice of America reports. 

US President Joe Biden on Friday secured a commitment from Pfizer Inc to double the Covid-19 vaccine it churns out in the coming weeks.

Related: Pfizer starts clinical trials of Covid-19 vaccine among pregnant women

"In the next couple weeks, supply will increase from 5 million to 10 million doses per week," Biden said.

Biden, addressing media and other visitors to the plant, said his administration was on track with its goal to vaccinate 100 million Americans in its first 100 days, and also distribute 600 million doses by July 29.

"The United States will have enough vaccine for the public by end of July," Biden said.

Meanwhile, Ukraine will get the Pfizer vaccine for prevention of Covid-19 in late February or early March. Andriy Slavutsky, the Chief of UNICEF Ukraine's Healthcare Programs said so during the training for supply and logistics of vaccines in Kyiv.

"Currently, the negotiation about documentation is underway. There's still one document that Ukraine is waiting for. But, according to preliminary inforation, Pfizer vaccine should reach [Ukraine] in late February or early March," Interfax-Ukraine quotes the official.

Related: Ukraine to receive 500,000 doses of Indian Covishield vaccine in February

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