According to their executives, partners Pfizer and BioNTech will be able to supply the US with 200M Covid-19 vaccines by late May, 2 months earlier than the companies’ original projections.
A change in the vaccine’s label now permits 6 doses from each vaccine vial rather than 5, allowing Pfizer to provide an additional 20M doses in Q1 2021.
Today Pfizer’s CEO also said he doesn’t expect coronavirus to go away— he predicts everyone will require an annual Covid-19 shot, just like the flu:
That means it [Covid-19] would disturb neither our lives, nor socioeconomics. We need to be very vigilant about the strains that exist and very vigilant about vaccinating people.
Will Pfizer and BioNTech achieve their goal of 2 billion vaccinations in 2021?
If we learned anything from 2020, it’s that only time will tell. 🤷