WEDNESDAY, March 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- An additional 900,000 doses of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines will be sent to states and pharmacies this week, according to the White House.
States and territories will receive 15.8 million doses of the vaccines, up from 15.2 million last week, and a total of 2.7 million doses will be distributed through the federal pharmacy, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday, the Associated Press reported.
The United States is now delivering an average of 2.17 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines a day, according to Psaki. President Joe Biden last week told the pharmacy program to prioritize teachers and childcare workers, the AP reported.
There will be no shipments this week of the Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine because of production issues, the AP reported. Those deliveries, which have totaled 3.9 million doses so far, are to resume as soon as next week, with another 16 million doses expected to be shipped by the end of the month.