Pfizer will ship 13 million COVID vaccine doses per week to the US by mid-March, says Government By Reuters

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(Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (NYSE 🙂 expects to ship more than 13 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine per week to the United States by mid-March, more than doubling shipments from early February, a senior Pfizer executive said in prepared statements a congressional hearing on Tuesday.

Pfizer has shipped approximately 40 million cans to locations in the United States to date and is well on track to deliver 120 million cans by the end of March, said John Young, Pfizer’s chief business officer.

He added that Pfizer is also ready to ship a total of 300 million shots to the U.S. by the end of July, and has raised global production expectations to at least 2 billion cans in 2021.

His comments were prepared ahead of a U.S. Congress hearing on vaccine availability due to be held Tuesday by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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