White House: States get 900K more vaccine doses this week
The U.S. will have an additional 900,000 doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines available to states and pharmacy partners this week.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki says states will receive 15.8 million doses of the two-shot vaccines, up from 15.2 million last week. Another 2.7 million doses will be distributed through the federal pharmacy program this week.
President Joe Biden directed the pharmacy program last week to prioritize teachers and childcare workers. Psaki says the U.S. is now delivering an average of 2.17 million doses per day.
There will be no shipments this week of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to manufacturing constraints. Those deliveries, which currently total 3.9 million doses, are set to resume as soon as next week.