White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that states will now receive 14.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines per week.
Psaki said White House Covid-19 coordinator Jeff Zients made the announcement on a call with governors on Tuesday morning.
“States will now receive 14.5 million doses this week, up from 8.6 million doses per week when the President took office. That's an increase in vaccine allocations of nearly 70% during the Biden Harris administration,” Psaki said at a White House briefing.
Earlier today, Pfizer and Moderna — the two companies with Covid-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use in the United States — pledged to make a combined total of 220 million doses available for shipment by the end of March.
Meanwhile, the company Johnson & Johnson, which has yet to receive an emergency use authorization for its Covid-19 vaccine, has pledged to make 20 million doses available in the same time frame.