US govt buys 200M more Moderna vaccine doses

Wednesday, 16. June 2021 14:30

Moderna, Inc. announced on Wednesday that the United States government bought an additional 200 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.

"We appreciate the collaboration with the US government for these additional doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which could be used for primary vaccination, including of children, or possibly as a booster if that becomes necessary to continue to defeat the pandemic," Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel stated.

With the latest purchase, the US has secured a total of 500 million Moderna jabs out of which 217 million have already been delivered.

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