US to boost COVID-19 vaccine shipments to states

The U.S. will increase the supply of COVID-19 vaccines sent to states by about 16 percent for the next three weeks and buy enough doses to vaccinate the whole U.S. population by the end of summer, President Joe Biden said Jan. 26. 

President Biden said the government is working to buy an additional 100 million doses each from Pfizer and Moderna, increasing the U.S. total to 600 million. The government expects the vaccines — enough to vaccinate 300 million people with a two-dose regimen — to be delivered over the summer.

But, "It’s going to take months before we can get the majority of Americans vaccinated," President Biden said. 

The President also said the government will start giving states three weeks' notice of their estimated vaccine allotments to allow states to better plan vaccine appointments.

Read the President's full speech here

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