Moderna ships 100 millionth COVID-19 vaccine dose to U.S. government
Moderna has shipped 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to the U.S. government, meeting its Q1 goal for the first tranche of 300 million shots purchased by the U.S., the pharmaceutical company announced Monday.
What's next: Moderna said it expects to meet the rest of its commitment dates to the U.S. government, including another 100 million doses by the end of May and the third set of 100 million doses by the end of July.
By the numbers: The company, whose vaccine was granted an emergency use authorization by the FDA in December, has increased its shipments from 16 million doses in Q4 of 2020 to 88 million doses so far during the first quarter of 2021.
- More than 67 million doses of the Moderna's vaccine have been administered in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Going forward, the company expects to ship 40-50 million doses per month in order to meets its goal.
What they're saying: Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel thanked the Americans who have taken the vaccine and said in a statement the company is "humbled to know that we are helping address this worldwide pandemic with our vaccine.”