White House secures deals for 200 million more Covid vaccine doses

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President Joe Biden makes brief remarks before signing several executive orders directing immigration actions for his administration in the Oval Office at the White House on February 02, 2021 in Washington, DC.

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President Joe Biden is expected to announce Thursday that his administration has secured deals for another 200 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, the Washington Post reported Thursday, citing three sources.

Biden is expected to make the announcement while on a tour at the National Institutes of Health later Thursday, according to the Post. The White House and the NIH didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

The new deals would bring the total number of doses to 600 million, enough to inoculate 300 million people. Both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s authorized vaccines require two doses about three to four weeks apart.

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