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Across the country, over thirty states have taken steps to prioritize educators for vaccination. Today, President Biden is directing remaining states to do the same — with the goal of every educator receiving at least one shot by the end of March.
Today, President Biden announced a breakthrough collaboration between Johnson & Johnson, Merck, and the federal government to ramp up vaccine production. Because of these efforts, we will have enough vaccines for every American by the end of May–two months earlier than expected.
We've shared with governors that we’re increasing weekly supply of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to 15.2 million doses per week, up from the 14.5 million we announced last week. With the 2.8 million Johnson & Johnson doses also going out, the total for this week will be 18 million.
This afternoon, President Biden hosted Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for a virtual bilateral meeting. Both leaders committed to working together to address migration, combat COVID-19, reinvigorate economic cooperation, and deepen U.S.-Mexico security cooperation.
“In five weeks, America has administered the most shots of any country in the world — any country in the world — with among the highest percentage of population fully vaccinated. That’s progress we promised.” — President Biden while marking 50 million shots since he took office
WATCH: Today, our public health experts are joined by COVID-19 response team coordinator Jeff Zients to talk through all things Johnson & Johnson vaccine and the progress we’ve made in our vaccination program in the last week.
Last week, the Biden-Harris Administration:
- Reached 50 million vaccinations
- Announced the shipment of 25 million masks
- Increased weekly vaccine supply to 14.5 million doses
- Opened vaccination sites across the country
We’re working hard to beat COVID-19.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization for a third safe and effective vaccine to help us defeat the COVID-19 pandemic: the Johnson & Johnson vaccine — putting us one step closer to overcoming the virus and getting back to our loved ones.
I spoke with @NASA Astronaut and @USNavy Commander Victor J. Glover aboard the International Space Station. @AstroVicGlover is making history as the first African American on a long-duration space mission. He is a reminder of what's possible when we dream big and think big.
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