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  • Moderna said that 30.4 million doses have been supplied to the U.S. as of Tuesday.
  • About 10.1 million Moderna doses have been administered so far.
  • The news from Moderna comes as the vaccination effort in the U.S. is struggling to pick up steam and the new Biden administration works to implement its pandemic response plan.

Biotech company Moderna announced on Tuesday that it is on track to deliver approximately 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to the U.S. by March and a total of 200 million doses by the end of June. 

The supply will be enough to vaccinate 100 million people, as the vaccine requires two doses 28 days apart for full protection from the virus. 


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Moderna said that 30.4 million doses have been supplied to the U.S. as of Tuesday. About 10.1 million Moderna doses have been administered so far in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

The U.S. has agreed to buy 200 million doses of the Moderna vaccine with the option to purchase an additional 300 million doses. 

Earlier this month, Moderna said it would produce at least 600 million doses internationally this year, but the company is continuing to invest and add staff to build up to potentially 1 billion doses for 2021. 

The news from Moderna comes as the vaccination effort in the U.S. is struggling to pick up steam and the new Biden administration works to implement its pandemic response plan. As of Tuesday, more than 23.5 million doses have been administered with more than 44 million doses distributed across the nation. 

President Biden on Monday said he believes the U.S. could hit 1.5 million vaccinations per day in the coming weeks, up from his previous target of 1 million per day, which was a target nearly met already by the Trump administration. The president has faced pressure from some health experts who believe the administration’s goal of 100 million shots in 100 days was too modest. 

Biden also said he believes any American who wants a COVID-19 vaccine should be able to get one by the spring. 

“It’s going to be a logistical challenge that exceeds anything we’ve ever tried in this country, but I think we can do that,” Biden told reporters Monday. 


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Published on Jan 26, 2021