Apr 13, 2021 - Health

Pfizer says it can deliver 10% more vaccine doses to U.S. by end of May

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Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla. Photo: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla on Tuesday announced the company has ramped up production of its coronavirus vaccine and can deliver 10% more doses to the U.S. by the end of May than it previously agreed to produce.

What he's saying: Bourla added that the company can deliver the full 300 million doses two weeks earlier than expected.

The big picture: Earlier Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration recommended an immediate halt of the use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, citing cases of a rare blood clot disorder that six women developed within two weeks of receiving the shot.

  • The White House on Tuesday said that the pause "will not have a significant impact" on the administration's vaccination plans, adding that it has secured enough Moderna and Pfizer doses for 300 million Americans.
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