Coronavirus

Biden Admin Secures Additional Vaccine Doses

SK Ashby
Written by SK Ashby

The Trump regime did not just botch the initial rollout and distribution of coronavirus vaccines, they also didn't order enough doses to cover virtually everyone.

You may recall that the Trump regime only secured a combined 300 million does of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, but they're two-dose vaccines and that's only enough to vaccinate about 150 million people or slightly less than half the country.

The Biden administration has now corrected that mistake and secured 600 million doses in total.

Biden announced on Thursday that the U.S. had secured contractual commitments from Moderna and Pfizer to deliver the 600 million doses of vaccine by the end of July — more than a month earlier than initially anticipated.

“We’re now on track to have enough supply for 300 million Americans by the end of July,” he announced.

The pace of injections could increase further if a third coronavirus vaccine from drugmaker Johnson & Johnson receives approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

It seems reasonable to infer that we're going to secure more doses of various vaccines than we need to vaccinate everyone at some point, but we're also looking at the possibility that we may have to inject people every year just like we do with seasonal flu vaccines.

In any event, the Biden administration's expectations largely align with my own personal expectation that I will be vaccinated sometime in the late spring or early summer.

My father recently received his first dose with the second scheduled for next month. There were several points throughout the holiday season when concerns about infection forced us to cancel our plans and I will be more than happy to stop worrying about that.