The vaccination campaign continues across the Atlantic. And a course is approaching. This Tuesday, US President Joe Biden assured Tuesday that the United States would have enough vaccines against Covid-19 for all American adults “by the end of May”.
“We set out to have enough vaccines for all adults in America by the end of May,” said Joe Biden, who spoke a few weeks ago of a deadline at the end of July.
Need people to administer vaccines
“This is progress, important progress,” he said, insisting, however, that this did not mean that all American adults would be vaccinated by that date.
“Having the vaccines available is not enough. We need people who inject into people’s arms, into millions of American arms, ”added the president.
Joe Biden made the announcement during a brief address in which he confirmed an agreement between pharmaceutical giants Merck and Johnson & Johnson to increase production of the latter’s vaccine. “This is the kind of business-to-business collaboration we saw during WWII,” he said.
The White House tenant also announced that Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine production centers would now operate “24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
100 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine before the end of June
Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine was granted emergency use approval in the country last weekend, for adults 18 years of age and older. It has two significant logistical advantages: it can only be administered in a single dose and can be stored at refrigerator temperatures.
Johnson & Johnson has currently committed to ship 100 million doses to the United States before the end of June.