BioNTech Boosts Its 2021 Vaccine Supply Forecast to 2 Billion Doses

Grant Boone
January 12, 2021

The Gouverneur-based drug store chain announced Monday morning that it would administer the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to people 75 years and older by appointment at all its 75 pharmacies in NY, including 16 in Onondaga County, becoming the first drug store chain to offer the vaccine. Over the weekend, the phone line for the coronavirus hotline had received 1.1 million calls since opening on Friday.

He said that coordination between the Centre and states in fighting COVID-19 is a great example of federalism.

At a briefing this evening, chair of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee Professor Karina Butler said she understood there would be a shipment of the Moderna vaccine in Ireland by the end of the week.

The President-elect's vaccination will come the week before he is sworn in as the next president of the United States, and as the coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate the nation.

Three weeks after getting the first dose of the vaccine, Biden said getting the vaccine to every resident of the USA is his number one priority right now. Biden's goal is protect more people, more quickly, his team announced last week. The first cargo flight will cover Hyderabad, Vijayawada, and Bhubaneswar and the second cargo flight will go to Kolkata and Guwahati, PTI reported quoting a source.

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7, the province had received 115,375 vaccine doses, with 82,875 of those being the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and 32,500 being made by Moderna.

Biden's second injection comes four weeks after receiving the first dose of the vaccine manufactured by Pfizer and BioNTech on December 21.

875,000 doses of the vaccine have been ordered for Ireland, which, like the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, requires two doses to be given to each recipient.

A dilution of the vaccine was approved by European Union regulators on Friday, which means each vial can now be used for six shots instead of five.

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